Question about Microwave Ovens
I'm not an electrician but you might not have the proper amperage on the circuit, or too many other items on the same circuit. Most Microwaves carry a very high wattage and thus pull quite a few amps when they run. If you have your microwave and something else on the same circuit it is possible that the combination of watts trips the breaker.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.
Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.
There's also some chance it may be a shorted high voltage capacitor. The mini manual addresses that test and the part link is valid for that too.
If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.
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William E. Miller, AS-EET
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If it blows the fuse as soon as you hit the START button, it's almost certainly a shorted high-voltage capacitor.
If it blows a few seconds after you hit the START button, it's probably the high-voltage transformer. You'll possibly also smell a faint electrical burning smell from the rear vent after you shut if off.
Microwave can be very dangerous so it is best to have it looked by a professional
Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advise.
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