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Microwave shorted out when metal grease filter contacted inside

The little metal grease filter fell out of the underneath of the microwave. I was heating up something and tried to put the metal grease filter back in. I got it crooked and it contacted the inside of the microwave and caused a spark. The breaker to that outlet flipped, and now the microwave won't work at all.
Is this an easy fix or should I replace it?

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  • shannondowns Jun 30, 2009

    It is a frigidaire FMV156DCB> I looked inside and can't find the fuse.

  • shannondowns Jul 01, 2009

    It is a frigidaire FMV156DCB> I looked inside and can't find the fuse.

  • shannondowns Jul 01, 2009

    It is a frigidaire FMV156DCB> I looked inside and can't find the fuse.

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    It may have just blown the internal fuse, or it may have also damaged the circuit board, which usually can be repaired. Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

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It might be that the internal power fuse of the MW may have blown. You may have to just replace that fuse if possible. Other wise the electronics (most likely a circuit board) may have been blown.

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