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I replaced the magnetron in my 6 year old microwave made by whirlpool (kenmore elite) and when I try to heat something up the circuit breaker trips immediatly? A service tech diagnosed the bad magnetron but wanted $329 bucks to fix. I bought a factory matched magnetron, installed it and the breaker trips. When the tech checked the oven out, It did the same thing before I changed the magnetron. There is still another problem. He mentioned to me that when they change out the magnetron they change another part with it? Help!

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Hi! have you check the capacitor and hv diode?

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Your microwave should be on a 20 amp dedicated circuit. Often people add these later after initial construction and do not have an isolated circuit for it. If you have this on a circuit with other outlets or possibly the refrigerator, this can cause the circuit overload and trip your breaker. Try running an extension cord from another circuit that is not being used such as outlets, but not GFI outlets! and see if your microwave operates then. If not you have an internal issue with the microwave and it could be a defective Magnetron or doorswitch assy causing the problem.

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One good way is to use a toaster or hair dryer for about a minute to see if they run at full power and run without their heating elements dimming.

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