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Wirlpool microwave fuse

I was fixing cracks on the plastic door panel. Assuming it takes some time to dry up I was trying to keep a light off by snapping those 2 fasteners back on like if the door was closed. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to reopen it as the door handler was out too. Before closing the fixed door I snapped those locks back off using simple hook-looking tools an did it obviously one at a time. Something got tripped and microwave failed to work. Bad to me! But can you tell what can I do before wife gets home and pushes me to buy a new one for $500? thanks!

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You've blown the internal fuse.

The door switches are to prevent the oven from cooking while the door is open.

You activated the switches and shorted the power line.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

It's probably a 20A ceramic fuse, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

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Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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