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Maytag umc5200aas Microwave is totally dead.

When I got home there was no power on the unit. I went to reset the circuit and it wouldn't reset. I then unplugged the unit and tried to reset the circuit. It reset. I opened her up and tried to test the fuse by checking for ohms. It came back with 0 ohms so I assume it is good. What next? I'm not fully confident with tying to discharge the capacitor.

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  • BCFIsher Apr 23, 2008

    The outlet is live...

  • wt51243 Sep 29, 2008

    I have had this same problem but I am witness to its failure. Sears repairman said he couldn't find a problem on the computer diagnostic but could clearly see it had tripped itself off. This used to happen only if I was cooking for long times (example 10 minutes) but now it happens in as little as 3 minutes. We don't even put the screws back in the face now so we can pull it out and click the reset. SO MUCH FOR THE MAYTAG REPAIRMAN COMMERCIAL!!

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Be careful, a Microwave can be a death trap. Check outlet to make sure it's live. Could be a failed low voltage transformer. 

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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    Scott Apr 24, 2008

    Do you have any warranty left? Also looks for blown capacitors (especially the small ones). If blown, they will most likely have a popped top on the capacitors. When a capacitor fails they typically put out a lower voltage and don't work well under a load. If one has failed, voltage may have dropped below operating level for the panel to power up. See if you get any DC voltage around the board at random points.

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