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Magic Chef MCO160S 1000 Watts Microwave Underneath light quit, next day fan stopped and microwave buzzes. Not just a fuse?

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The buzzing comes from the transformer - it's overstressed by a short. You will have to open it and find out the shorted part. I strongly suggest that you either junk it or take it to an specialized repair shop - the voltage inside it (in excess of 5000 volts) can easily kill you if you even come near to it. Your life is worth more than a few hundred bucks.

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