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Microwave turns on everything works but is not heating up food what can I do, I am a license electrician is there a fuse in side?

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    Trying to figure out how to remove panel on microwave please help!

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Yes if you remove panel you will find a capsule with a ceramic fuse inside so you can check it out.
Many times the fuse blown out from long time use, however if it will blow out you need to check what was the reason for bowing the fuse.

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