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Went to replace the bulb under the microwave and there was a loud 'pop'. Then the microwave was dead. Did not trip the breaker, and checked the fuse inside the microwave, and it is still fine, and so is the cord. Any ideas as what can be the matter??

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< -- I see and repair this on a regular basis. Details are here .

This failure occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line, as the warning label near the light socket advises.

Feel free to contact me for more information.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014

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SOURCE: tripped a breaker

sometime the kitchen has gfc outlets around the walls and one of them tripped. but not likely , it sounds like the microwave fried some valuable circuitry.

Posted on May 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Goldstar MV1526B

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Emerson Model MW8627W does not heat after changing fuse!

Please go through this link for possible troubleshooting steps:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_6_1.asp#Level1_5

Hope that helps!

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Goldstar MIcrowave stopped working when light bulb blew out.

when that happen to me i change the bulb and the fuse in of the microwave f the don't work send it to the company that made it and they should tell what wrong.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ultra Wave Microwave has no power

after removing the cover of microwave chk for continuty of cavity thermostat usually calld TCO(thermal cut off). it is located on top of the cavity and circular in shape.usually neutral wire goes through this 2 control board and this TCO is for protection of cavity from overheating.if this tco is open.then replace it.usually this happens when u cook for 2 long.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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