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Belling microwave 700w has stopped working

I,ve had this microwave for 35 years and only changed a bulb once. it,s always given good service, so if i have to by another micro what would i be looking for ,the size of turntable plate is 55cm across. can you suggest a similar sort , just a basic one that has high and defrost on.
the list number is MW1.
the serial number is 43402.
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Apparently this one has a mechanical timer. That lack of electronic controls does lessen the complexity. I don't know about the specific regulations concerning British / EU microwaves, but I'm sure there's a fuse inside. In most cases, just replacing a blown fuse will not be the cure, unless one finds the reason it blew. What made it fail (if it did) is the real question. Loose fuse holder allowed excess heat? Shorted component or wiring? Or, is there a failure in the mechanical timer that's causing an open circuit connection? That can certainly happen. Also, a door switch may have failed. This is most commonly caused by opening the door while it's cooking, instead of turning the oven off first. I would suggest you contact Belling service: http://www.belling.co.uk//CMPage.aspx?pageid=130&subsectionid=85§ion=ContactBelling Good luck.

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