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Danby DMW162BL-OTR not cooking after loud popping sound

This above stove unit stopped cooking after a load pop sound that was so strong it dislogged one of the metal racks. All functions appear to work ... but it does not cook. I read somewhere that these units had faulty capacitors. Any ideas? The unit wasn't used very much before it broke and has been out of service for a couple years ... is it worth trying to get it repaired? Thanks

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I would say the high voltage diode blew.

I would check their Web site for links about parts, spares, or service.

http://www.danby.com/

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Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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