Question about Microwave Ovens
When I start the microwave, it starts to make a buzzing sound then blows internal 20 amp fuse within seconds. What could be the possible problem and is it worth repairing?
Thanks in advance
If it blows the fuse as soon as you hit the START button, it's almost certainly a shorted high-voltage capacitor.
If it blows a few seconds after you hit the START button, it's probably the high-voltage transformer. You'll possibly also smell a faint electrical burning smell from the rear vent after you shut if off.
If it blows the fuse as soon as it's plugged in, you probably have a shorted door switch, a shorted varistor, or an internally exposed wire shorting to the chassis, etc.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
My experience has been rarely a shorted capacitor! check the hi voltage rectifier first gud luck!
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
Wow, fridgetech, some of that wording sure looks familiar...
But to answer this, it's probably the high voltage transformer. It could be the magnetron, but probably the transformer.
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Posted on Nov 26, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Microwave keeps blowing fuse
If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that\'s usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.
If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that\'s usually a failing high-voltage transformer.
Here are some links with info on part testing:
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by
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Please write back with your brand and model number if you need further help.
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Posted on Jan 13, 2008
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