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Panasonic Genius inverter microwave, 1100 watts NN-SD277B. Keeps blowing 20 amp ceramic fuses, changed the interlock door switches, still blowing fuses. The microwave is on its own designated circuit breaker. when i change the fuse it will receive power, lights work , fan works , but as soon as i try to start oven to warm something it immediatly blows fuse. Could it be i need to change the inverter?

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SOURCE: Microwave keeps blowing fuse

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that\'s usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.



If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that\'s usually a failing high-voltage transformer.



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http://www.microtechfactoryservice.com/mag_test.html
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Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic Microwave inverter oven model,

10 Amp fuse blown inside oven.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave Panasonic Genius Prestige Model

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking TCOs or thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

The TCOs you need to be concerned usually with have all black or white wires only. Please reply with photos of your interior if you have questions.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

You can order Panasonic parts here.

You can find an authorized Panasonic servicer here.

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Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic nn-p295 blows buss fuse when turned on for cooking

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer. But this is likely an inverter model, so it wouldn't have one and would be some other component in the inverter I'd say.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for test help, but read the safety warnings first:

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/cap_test.html

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics. Or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave oven blowing 20 amp ceramic fuse

Chances are if the varistor fails, it fails drastically causing a short circuit across the supply. It will sit across the supply (it will look like a thick ceramic capacitor) and you can check for continuity after isolating that at one end. If it shows low resistance (it should show almost open circuit with a Digital meter), replace it.

It need not be the culprit. If you are familiar working with High voltage circuits ( they are lethal inside a microwave ovens as the current capability is high here), you can discharge the doubler capacitor and isolate the high voltage diode to check for shorts in the HT area.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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