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Where are the fuses located? The microwave just died, no power, lights, anything. There is power to the outlet though.

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Fuse is behind the console. Some of these have non resettable thermal fuses on the cavity also.
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You have to remove the vent grill at top. take out the screw above your control panel. fuse should be in a housing behind panel. if not you have to remove mw wrapper to expose all componets

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My old GE Spacemaker II microwave (JEM21K001) died. I was using it, heard a little pop, and it lost all power. Is this something simple to fix like replacing a fuse or is it bulk trash at this point?


HELLO.

take on these steps to solve the problem.

Check if there is electric power on wall outlet.

If the microwave plug has fuse,check if it has not burnt.if these are okay there is need to take the last step.

things needed
1.Screwdriver
2.Ohmmeter
3.New fuse

1. Unplug the microwave from the electrical outlet to prevent electrocution. Place the microwave in a well-lit area to be able to locate the fuse.

2. Use a screwdriver to remove the outer cabinet of the microwave, and follow the power cord to the fuse. The fuse is located 2 to 3 inches within the microwave and is attached to the power board.

3. Observe the fuse to determine if it is blown. Blown glass fuses will produce burn marks on nearby surfaces, or the internal fuse wire will be black and melted, while ceramic fuses show no outward appearance of being blown.

4. Determine if a ceramic fuse is blown by testing it with an ohmmeter. If the ohmmeter reads zero ohms, your fuse is not blown. Other readings on the ohmmeter show that your fuse is blown.
5. Replace the blown fuse by popping it out of its holder, and snapping a new fuse in its place. Tighten the fuse clips by squeezing them together with your fingers.

6. Replace the outer cabinet of the microwave, and plug the microwave back into the electrical outlet. Test the microwave to see if it's working properly.

Thanks.

Sep 18, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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My GE Spacemaker 2.0 over the counter microwave just died. No lights or anything.


Hi, It sounds like the internal fuse blew. To get to it, the case has to come off the unit and its located close to where the power cord ties in. With any and all microwaves, It is a good idea to put a surge protector on the plug to plug microwave into. Hope this helps.

Jan 18, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Our Maytag microwave died. The outlet has power.


you have to remove the cover, un-plug the power cord=
un-screw the screws located behind the unit and on the sides if any also under side if any, remove cover and you will locate the fuses and other components behind the key pad, also check slow blow or thermal fuse usually located on top of oven. NB: HIGH VOLTAGE COMPONENTS PROCEED WITH CAUTION!!!!!!!

Mar 25, 2010 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

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No power everything was fine then nothing when i got home is there any fuses to check in the microwave


There is a fuse under the cover, as well as a couple of safety thermostats that can cause a dead oven. It may also be that the power transformer for the control circuit board has failed. I've seen several Sharp ovens where the transformer died because of power surges. This would cause no display and no functions even though the oven has power. Also, did you make sure the outlet your oven is plugged into has power? If it's a GFI outlet it may need to be reset, or a circuit breaker in your electric service panel may have tripped.

Hope this helps, and thanks for using Fixya!

Feb 28, 2010 | Sharp R-1850A Convection/Microwave Oven

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Dead microwave


There are replacable fuses inside. Taking the microwave apart requires removal of a lot of screws and the cover that can be rather bulky. make sure it's unplugged and safe before you begin. you can get replacement fuses at radio shack, ect. be sure to buy the same type and amperage. if the blow a second time there may be other issues.

May 27, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Just suddenly died while warming up my corn


If the unit has never had the fuse replaced I would say start here. Thats a long time on a fuse. if you need help replacing it let me know. DFD

Apr 19, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Just went dead. checked outlet for power has power to machine


yes most microwaves today have a fuse in them it looks like the old glass fuse but not made of glass, instead they are of a gray look and ceramic. If I remember well Radio shack sells them

Apr 04, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Microwave stopped working


Generally, you get something unless the fuse inside is blown. There is generally a fuse inside the unit when you remove the button package. First, make sure that the outlet you have is good. Plug something else into it and see that it works.

Dec 16, 2007 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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