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Microwave Oven was running, made a funny noise, and now has no power. Breaker is not tripped.

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  • digitalage Jul 22, 2008

    Here is a bit more detail: Placed the coffee in the microwave to heat. Pressed the start button, a few seconds went by and there was a funny noise and then no power at all.
    I saw from another similar post that this could be a shorted high voltage capacitor.
    But also checking the door switches and door mounts would be warranted.
    Can you provide info on how to do this?
    I have worked on computer logic boards changing out components, but very little experience with soldering. Does this repair call for soldering?
    Thanks.


  • digitalage Jul 22, 2008

    I've done some small soldering jobs, so this probably would not be bad.
    How do I locate the high voltage capacitor?
    Thanks for the speedy replay, by the way.


  • digitalage Jul 22, 2008

    The Model is a Sharp R-1450 manufactured in 1994.

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Hello digitalage,

the high voltage capacitor in a microwave oven is not soldered to a pc board. it looks like a capacitor that is use in air conditioning units. it is oval in shape and has terminals on top. usually two terminals. it is clamped at the flooring of the microwave oven...

i hope i answered your inquiries...

tnx,

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Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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You mayhave or yes u have blew the heating element ill tell u the truth its cheaper to by a new microwave ,,,,,dont open it it contains high energey it will cause serious harm even if it is not plugged in. even if it sat for days it still holds the energey

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

  • chris07551 Jul 29, 2008

    still if ppl say the capacitator its not cheaper then a new microwave these days and still dont open it if u dont no any thing about them it will give u the shock of your life

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Check the fuses if any are blown replace them. Is it under warranty the oven? if it is, then you can get it repaired for free contact your dealer / panasonic in that case.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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