Question about Microwave Ovens
I'm not sure how old this Sanyo Shockwave model is, it's an EM-F541.
About a week ago this microwave worked but it didn't stop when you opened the door. A little scary. We unplugged it to get our food.out. Not sticking my hand in there. Now there is power to the machine and if you set it for one minute. The timer will count down but there are no waves moving around. Is my microwave dead??????
No, just sounds like a bad door switch or door switch mount.
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Posted on Nov 18, 2007
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It sounds like the magnetron may have
either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high
voltage required to run it.
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
This is a job for a professional but if
you are safety clued up, here's instruction.
Make sure the !!!!any capacitors are discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 or moving coil meter on high resistance range for short circuit, (DVM's won't show the fault!), the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.
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