Question about Microwave Ovens
My wife put something in it 3 days ago and started to turn on the fan and light, when POP!!! (and the appropriate circuit breaker tripping did occur on its 20-amp, dedicated circuit). When it happened it something seemed to explode on the microwave's underside. It still heats just fine, but has no fan or lights working underneath anymore. Any ideas how this might happen and what to do? I wondered about grease buildup and a shorting out on an internal circuit board or something.
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Ken with no Light (and no Fans).
We see this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.
This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.
This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.
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