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GE Microwave XL 1800

My microwave just died, i was heating some water and it went dead, all i heard was some noise. Did the fuse on this blow ?? how do i check for fuse on this model

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    no steps r taken

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    Power only works if we hold the handle. even then, sometimes there is no heat and other times it goes to "pause" mode.



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Remove top cover of oven , check fuse and control unit, high voltage section and diodes and capacitor and magnetron,

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