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Chefmate microwave oven manual

Remove the cover by removing the screws on the back of the microwave and slide the cover to the rear. The black and white wires will unplug and the green wire goes under a screw. Use a pair of pliers to compress the strain relief to remove the cord from the microwave case.

Jul 16, 2014 | Magic Chef Microwave Ovens

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I turned on microwave. lost all power after a few seconds. outlet has power

First, check to make sure you have 120 V at the outlet it's plugged into. If you do, then the most likely cause would be that the main fuse has blown. It is inside the case, usually near where the power cord enters the cabinet. If it is blown, visually inspect it to make sure it hasn't been getting hot - melted solder near the ends is the usual tip-off. If it has been heating up, the fuse holder may have to be replaced as well as the fuse.

May 10, 2014 | Samsung SMH1816B Microwave Oven

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Suddenly microwave stopped working

(would really like more info- digital number dead as well?)

(assuming completely dead) Could be a couple of things:
- blown fuses (inside, relatively easy to replace, std size avail at Raioshack) <-- most likely
- cut/loose power cord connection inside.
- (unlikely but worse case scenario) Door was closed crooked- one tong hit one door switch before the other- causing a short circuit internally that "self destructs" the microwave to prevent it ever operating with an open (or even crookedly ajar) door, irradiating any users. Typically it just blows the fuses, but if fuses blow immediately upon replacing and turning power on, then possibly one of the switches fused or melted internally, and needs to be replaced.

Jan 28, 2014 | Whirlpool MT4155SP Microwave Oven

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Microwave plug started melting and is leaking what appears to be oil

Replace it. it may have a short near the plug causing it to melt. if the wires touch you may have a fire on your hands.

Nov 10, 2013 | Whirlpool MT4155SP Microwave Oven

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Electric cord has melted. Can the cord be replaced? Can I just black tape the cord?

For safety sake the cord should be replaced, the microwave ovens draw several amps when running.

May 12, 2012 | Magic Chef MCD1110ST Microwave Oven

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Display Unit not lighting

check connection of power cord, it may be melt some where, if so you have to change it.

Apr 06, 2011 | Panasonic Microwave Ovens

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I have a dead GE Advantium 120 Microwave in my RV.

This heat could have come from excess current draw due to a failing part, such as the magnetron, or an improper voltage level at the outlet. It should measure 105-125VAC.

A loose connection can also result in heat and melting.

I would recommend replacing the section of wire that's melted. You need to make a good solid connection with proper wire nuts and solid crimped connectors.

If you think the TCO may have been stressed, it should be replaced, too.

I would also check the fuse holder by seeing if you can twirl the fuse with your bare fingers while it's in the holder. If so, then it is too loose and the holder must be replaced.

You cannot just squeeze it tighter with pliers, because metal fatigue will make it go loose again, possibly resulting in a melted fuse.

Lastly, I would replace the primary interlock (top door switch). See

Then make sure that no one opens the door while the oven is cooking unless it is specifically called for in the cooking cycle. Opening the door while it is cooking leads to premature switch failure and heat / melting of the switches connectors and wiring.

You can find the full service manual online here.

Yours may have the revised circuit. You can see the "mini-manual" for that version here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, & testing.


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 links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I'd recommend that your bookmark this link to your favorites.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Jan 09, 2010 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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The ice in my icemaker is stuck together so that it won't dispense.

Unplug the power cord to the idemaker. Pour warm water over it to melt ice.

Nov 04, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Microwave Oven

I report from owner manual.

F3 means : Short circuit on key panel (your touch pad).
You get F3 error if a shorted key panel is detected for more than 60 seconds.
Solution: . Replace key panel (touch pad).

Try first unpluggign power cord for five minutes.

If you think that the problem may had been caused by water inside the keypad you can try using an hairdryer on the keypad, taking care not to melt the keypad plastic.
If that does not work, then replace the keypad.

You can buy replacements here. or Order GE Microwave Ovens Parts Here

Mar 08, 2009 | GE JVM1630 Microwave Oven

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Fuseholder melted overdrawing amps and not heating amana hcd18sd

FUSEHOLDERS MELT ON MICROWAVES ALL THE TIME its the most common thing that makes the microwave die 99.9% of the time its nothing , something to do with the metal that is usedin the fuseholder , and the fuse .with a long run of the oven the fuse gets hot and the fuse melts inside . sometimes you can get away with a little contact cleaner on the holder and a new fuse . other times you will need a new fuseholder too. good luck

Jan 22, 2009 | Amana HDC21 Microwave Oven

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