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Get a pictorial of the inside of the microwave where the capacitor is in a jvm1650

I need a good picture of the area where the capacitor is and the wiring around it.

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If I'm going to reply at all, I have to warn you not to go near the insides of a microwave unless you understand how to discharge the HV capacitor. It can hold lethal voltage even when the oven is unplugged. Do not depend on a self-discharge resistor, it may be faulty or not there.

I can't find a photo of that particular model, but here is one of a typical layout.

http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/images/microwavelayout.jpg

The HV capacitor is typically a metal can about 5" long, like this

http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m95TA3ZdkVPdKC7vYn0zvog.jpg

It may also be cylindrical.

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