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Microwave stopped working completely

New microwave-August 07-finished cooking-fan started by itself then entire unit shut down-no lights/clock/or anything. I checked the circuit breaker and plug which were both fine.
(The microwave was hot, possibly from stove top and microwave cooking, though the plug was not at all.)
Please help! Where are the fuses? do I need to hire someone to copletely remove the unit to change?

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Re: microwave stopped working completely

Fan turned on after cooking because a thermostat got to hot and tripped turning on the fan to try to cool the unit.  The unit went completely dead when thermal fuse tripped which is located above the cavity on the left side.

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Re: microwave stopped working completely

If you just bought this in August of 2007, then it's under warranty and you should let Magic Chef fix it for free!

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