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No display, no power, complete blackout

I took off the front grill and found one fuse. I tested the fuse with my home volt meter. The volt meter works when I touch the red and black ends together, but when I touch the red and black ends to the ends of the fuse, I get no signal. Does that mean it is bad or is my test incorrect? Thanks for your help

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Yes, the fuse is bad. Be sure to use a ceramic fuse of the same current (Amps) rating.

They're available at appliance parts stores, hardware stores, Lowe's, Wal-Mart, etc.

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