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Microwave Our microwave is completely dead noting works or lights up, I checked the outlet and it still has power. It a GE and only about 15 months old

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    Use microwave in kitchen of dental office. Just ried to turn on and completely dead. Already checked outlet and circuit breakers. Unit is only 4 months old

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You may have a blown internal fuse. While I would recommend that you take the unit to a qualified repair center, you can do a little troubleshooting on your own. You''ll need to unplug the unit, remove the outside cover and follow the line cord and you should find the fuse.

Replace it with the EXACT same value that was labeled on the original fuse. You'll probably be able to find a replacement fuse at any Radio Shack store or hardware store.

Replace the cover and plug the unit back in. Hopefully nothing was damaged and the unit will play again.

If the unit does not come back on, then there is a possibility that the unit's power supply has failed.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

Good luck!

- Jim

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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