Question about Microwave Ovens
Simply use Safety. Unplug. Use Continuity Buzzer, Meter ( With Continuity Tone ). Can Use Meter if You Have & Watch, Check By AC Power Cord Fuse. Use a 500 Ohm to 5000 ohm Resistor on two Insulated clip leads with screwdrivers and Find the Hi-Voltage Capacitor ( Large Metal with Leads and a Diode on it. Short the Condenser from one side to another to BLEED any Voltage left Charged in the Condenser. Newer Microwaves have a Bleeder Resistor 10 MegOhms Built in. But Just do this for Backup/Sure Safety. Will Probally Just find a Blown 15-20 amp fuse ( Electrical Surge ). Any one of the 3 Door switches that DONT open-Close Smoothly Will Blow Fuse. ( Intermittent, Burnt, Skipping, Hanging up ). A Shorted Hi-Voltage Capacitor or Diode Will Blow Fuse. Open in Series Protection device may have opened because of Overload or Surge. These are Metal and loop in-Out AC Line and are Mounted ( Heat Sinked to Metal case ).
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
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