Question about Viking VMOR205SS Microwave Oven
You say "dead short"? That would zero or virtually zero ohms.
The normal reading at the power cord would be anywhere from about 80 to 250 ohms on that oven.
If it is zero, I would suspect the varistor has shorted due to a surge.
Viking microwave ovens are made by Sharp and the VMOR205 is essentially a rebranded Sharp R-1874.
The service manual for the R-1874 will be helpful and it's located at our site here.
Feel free to contact me directly (and please include your full model number from the tag in or on the unit) for more help or to get a varistor.
William E. Miller
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Posted on May 28, 2010
Testimonial: "Clicked on your link to check out the service manual and it didn't work.thanks for the lead on the varister Curtis"
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