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Emerson microwave trips the circuit breaker when we open or shut door MW8117W is the actual model#

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The door switches are designed to prevent the unit from running while the door is open. You probably have a blown fuse, and it's a white or dark grey ceramic fuse of 15A or 20A, available from local big box stores or appliance parts stores. The fuse is usually located on the floor of the chassis behind the control panel, or mounted in the same area as the door switches. Also, I'm really curious how the door switch got stuck while cleaning? That sounds scary...

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does it not light up at all? A microwave has a fuse on it. Probably accessible from the back panel. if not you would need to disassemble it. Most likely cause of this is slamming the door broke one of the safety switches the door has so the microwave knows when the door is open. And it shorted against something when it broke. It might have simply blew the fuse but then again you might have fried it.

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

SOURCE: microwave went bang and tripped

You probably blew the magnetron tube.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool microwave Model # MH3185XP No power?

I just had a problem with mine and took the panel off and did find a fuse on the inside on the top portion of the unit. Try changing it and see if it works. Hope it helps.....

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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try unplugging the micro and then plugging back on. It may need to recycle.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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