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Is there a cutout switch on the wastemaster as the machine will not go when the wall switch is turned on.

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Not sure if fixya has you labeled for the wrong category,or if this is truely a microwave???or If its a Garbage Disposal,then look under the bottom side for a "RED" square reset switch and push up on this red switch to reset the motors power,but be sure the disposer is NOT jammed by any foreign material,such as silverware,food bones,etc.,if it wont turn,then use the units reversal hex wrench(supplied with most disposers) to back it up and with power OFF clean out the disposer sump,then with a LOT of fresh water try to start it and see if this does the trick

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We have the service manual and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

The fuse should be accessible just behind the grill.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range grille and/or control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

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I'd recommend that your bookmark this link to your favorites.

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