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Replace the fuse. Need a drawing or something to tell me how to get to the fuse. Cannot see how to do it easily, without removing it from the wall.

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The fuse for this model is on the filter board on top of the internal cooling fan frame.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven (JMC8130DDS) here.

If the fuse tests good, then the oven cavity thermostat, magnetron thermostat, and control circuit board (which we repair) are other parts that can make the oven dead.

Accessing some components (especially the oven cavity thermostat) for testing and possible replacement will require you to remove the oven from the wall and take off the outer cover.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download Jenn-Air owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2011

  • myaudi Jan 31, 2011

    Can you advise if the fuse is accessible from the interior of the microwave, or does the whole microwave unit need to be pulled out of the wall in order to access the fuse? Thanks.

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