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Have an amana countertop combination oven

I have an amana countertop combination oven acm1580ab. I was using the microwave it shut off on its own and i cannot get it to come back on. Nothing works now. Used in my motorcoach less than 20 hours. I checked circuit breaker and plug in they are okay. It is something inside of microwave. Does this microwave have a fuse inside? is it something bad and worth fixing?

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