Question about Emerson MW8102SS 1100 Watts Microwave Oven
There are multiple reasons due to which your microwave is not working:
1. Please check for the fuse as it is normally located on the floor of the chassis behind the control panel or between the door switches.
2. If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.
3. If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.
4. If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.
5. If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.
The best thing I would suggest is for you to do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.
If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.
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Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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