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Why did it die while heating a cup of water?

Outlet is fine, circuit breaker is on.

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Probably it was it's "last cup of water". I guess it's the magnetron. and you should change it. If you don't have the technical knowledge, don't mess with microwae ciruirts, It's highly dangerous. Take it to repair service but compare repair cost with getting a new one. Might be better choice because the magnetron is rather expensive.

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It blew the internal fuse.

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Mine did that and it was the door switch about 3 weeks ago .

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