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Recently replaced under microwave bulb while light was on (should have been off). Loud pop and now lights under microwave and vent don't work. Fuse issue?

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Yes it is a fuse issue. Inside the microwave chassis if you follow the power cord to the fuse block there will either be a 15 A or 20A fuse.

The fuse is Item 47 here:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5227571&diagram_id=22974429#d22974429

close up:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=2631556

BEFORE you replace the fuse, check the light bulb socket contacts. Most likely when you changed the bulb the side contact was somehow forced onto to bottom contact. Correct that problem first, other wise the fuse will probably blow again.

You can obtain the fuse at most any Appliance Parts source or Hardware outlet.

I have to ask... Does the microwave work but the fan motor does not? If that is the case you could have damaged the relay on the control board.

Your feedback would be appreciated.

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Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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