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Microwave Hi. We have a turn table Magic Chef microwave and the power went out and I wanted to know if it has a reset button? I have checked the circuit breaker and the power cord. Thanks Al

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I f you attempt to remove the cover and are able or want to diagnose the problem , caution should be taken,
The thermal fuse on my magnatron was toast, $10.00 , plus shipping,& ?

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Re: microwave

There won't be a reset button.

Is it dead? No display, no lights, etc.?

If your outlet is live but your microwave is dead, then you likely have an open internal fuse, thermostat or thermal cutout.

Please post back if you need more help and think you or a friend want to work on it.

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