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I HAVE A COUNTER TOP MICROWAVE MODEL #KOR611Q, AND EVERY TIME I PLUG IT IN IT BLOWS THE FUSE. I HAVE CHECKED ALL THE RECEPTICLES ON THIS CIRCUIT WITH A RECEPTICAL TESTER, EVERYTHING ON THIS CIRCUIT WORKS PROPERLY. THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF NOW IS TO CHECK TO SEE IF THE BULB IS BACK FEEDING, ALSO IT DOES NOT THROW THE BREAKER.I'M NOT SURE THATS THE WAY TO WORD WHAT THE BULB CAN CAUSE.I HAVE PLUGGED THIS MICRO IN EVERY RECEPT. AND IT DOES THE SAME THING

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  • FOX667 Mar 06, 2008

    my problem is i can't figure if the bulb is a slip in bulb or a screw in bulb, i have tried both ways and neither seems to come out successfuly. if i break the bulb then i have bigger problems. i have tried for an hour. thank u for helping

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Didn't solve the problem, but not for lack of your help. appliance just dead.... THANK YOU

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Remove the light bulb, if it still blows the fuse then it's not a bulb problem. More than likely the Magnetron has gone bad and is shorting. Be extremely carefull working inside any Microwave, it can be very dangerous! Sorry to say, but it sounds like it would be an expensive repair compared to a new (or used) oven.

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    Barry Gardner Mar 06, 2008

    If the base of the bulb is about an inch across it is probably
    threaded. A smaller bulb is probably a bi-pin twist in like an
    automotive lamp, but could also be threaded. In either case it turns
    left (counterclockwise) to release. If the lamp does break you can
    still remove the base by inserting (with the unit unplugged of course
    :) a flat tool a little smaller than the diameter of the base, pushing
    hard and twisting. Sometimes it is easier to remove the broken base
    than getting the whole lamp out. Be careful not to cut yourself on the
    edges of the broken glass!

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