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Microwave oven Maybe more info will help find a solution. The microwave was ran without contents. After approx 15 minutes my wife realized what happened and shut it off. She said the unit was very hot to the touch. Approximately a minute later there was no power to the unit. Any other ideas on what may have been damaged? As far as the fuse solution goes, why does a qualified repair man need to replace it? I'm currently holding the only fuse I could find in the unit. Is there another fuse I'm not seeing that takes special skills to deal with?  Let me know, thanks Tom

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Due to running empty, the magnetron has overheated and the thermal cutout also called a (TCO or thermal fuse) or thermostat (if so equipped) on the magnetron has blown.

After 15 minutes of such stress, I would suspect the magnetron is gone, too, unless the thermostat / TCO stopped it in time.

Cross your fingers...

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

You can usually find exploded views and order parts by entering your full model number at the Sears parts site.

A full Sears/Kenmore model number usually has 3 digits, a dot, then 8 more digits, such as ###.########

There may also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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