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While changing light bulb, the bulb broke and sparked . This caused the breaker to trip. Since this acurred the Microwave has not worked. no power. I resset the breaker and tested the outlet it has power. What would suggest trying or looking for?

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There is a fuse located inside the unit, that has probably blown. This is usually replaced by an appliance repairman - but if you are handy and can remember to kill the power BEFORE attempting replacement, you can save a few bucks.

Whirlpool has made a repair guide or "job aid" for their field service personnel, and it is quite detailed, and includes helpful pictures. Rather than paraphrase it - you can follow the link below and download it yourself. Page 4-6 details fuse access. The link:

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/eb51f29dbe5773c18525726e00793aa7/$FILE/Whpl%20BaseLineMHC.pdf

Copy and paste the text above in your browser's address box to download the job aid. it is _very_ important that you replace the fuse with the exact replacement. Deviating from the type, style, etc. can lead to fire or nuisance fuse failure.

Please rate this reply if it was helpful to you. Good luck!

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