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Hello, my microwave keeps kicking the main braker. It has been working fine.

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I have a 2500 watt cobra inverter and I'm trying to get my 700 watt microwave to work but it keeps poping the breaker and shutting off Not sure why


Instantaneous surge current can trip the breaker. You need to look at the data plate on the oven to see what the actual draw off the mains is. 700 watts of microwave power is NOT the amount of power drawn when it starts. You have the fan motor and the tray rotator motor to deal with when calculating the correct size of inverter to use with it.

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The power just went off. tried unplug for 20 secs and plug again. tried the braker and plug. still nothing


Plug a lamp into the wall receptical, if it works! the main fuse in the microwave has blown. Unplug, and remove the top "several screws" check under the keypad and follow wires to the circuit board, look for a silver rectangular capacitor, take a screw driver and short the two points to remove any residual voltage. Now look for a small fuse "clipped" pop with screwdriver and replace with the same current rating, assemble unit because lethal voltages are present when powered on.

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My microwave oven stopped working. No lights, clocks etc. I have checked the outlet and it is fine, power available. Is there a fuse somewhere inside the microwave?


There is a main fuse in the microwave oven, "white body with silver ends" located near the high voltage capacitor. Unplug unit take top off and allow 30 seconds to dis-charge. Keep in mind the door switch becomes defective and often blows the fuse.

Mar 15, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Everything else on the microwave is working fine, just not heating the food.


If there is no action please do not switch on unless you have confirmed the fault. It is possible that the Magnetron is faulty, the temperature cut off is faulty or the main capacitor is short. It is also quite possible that insect can get into the oven and create soft spots. When you switch on these will create a short and make the voltage jump and in the long run damage the magnetron.
So remove cover after disconnecting , check for dirt/moisture in the cabin, if so wipe clean and dry, check the magnetron and area clean and use an jet air to clean off.
check the door switches, if contact is not through the microwave will not work.

Now keeping clear of the microwave, switch on, use a cup of water inside to test.
If you notice any sparks shut off as the magnetron or the main HT capacitor can be faulty. replace with same type.
If there is heating without any issues, you can use the microwave safely

Sep 30, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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Power on lights etc push start button but it clicks and nothing happens


Hello :

This could happen because of bad door switch or a loose door mount .This is the main reason that microwaves not heat even if the other functions work fine .

Warning : A microwave is capable to give you a serious electrical shock even when it's unplugged , so I recommend you to call a repair technician for help .

good luck .

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Apr 04, 2010 | Panasonic NN-C994S Convection/Microwave...

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Microwave not heating , rest of functions fine


Hello :

This could happen because of a bad door switch or a loos door switch mount . This could the switches not be activated . This is the main reason that microwaves not heat even if the other functions work fine . The reason of bad door switches is slamming doors and not closing them gently .

Warning : A microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. I strongly recommend you seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair .

good luck .

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Keeps blowing the brakers model #MWG9115SL


DONT USE IT!

There is an obvious short circuit in the unit. I am surprised you would persist in giving yourself the stress over such a unit as well as risking a fire outbreak in the unit.
Repairing microwaves is just not economically viable, you can pick up a refurbished one or a good working second hand one for about $50-100 A repair is about $200-300 with labor.
Dump it, but first cut off the power cord so some other poor soul doesnt think they found a baragain on the tip.

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My PVM2070 Spacemaker Microwave quit working & its DEAD. I checked circuit braker, unplugged unit, checked power is ok, open/shut door, pushed very sensor buttons; its DEAD. Help??

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