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Tappan Microwave I have an older Tappan Microwave oven. Model 56-4884-10/04334-... Manufactured January 1985. It was working fine, until I accidentally microwaved a tightly closed container with some water in it, causing the container to literally explode. When I saw this happening, the oven instantly went off, the door swung open, and a large cloud of steam poured out. The house circuit breaker switched off, indicated also by an out nightlight in the 2nd outlet. I turned the breaker back on, and the nightlight came on. I unplugged and plugged back in the oven. I pressed all of the oven's buttons to try to get some response, but nothing comes up on the LED panel and there's no beeps. I was wondering if it might be something as simple as a replaceable blown fuse in the oven, but looked around the oven and couldn't find where it might be. I also don't have the owner's manual. Can anyone offer me any assistance on if it could be inexpensively repaired or if it's ready for the junkyard? Thanks.

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This one has a fuse located behind the control panel, either on the floor of the oven or near the door switches it seems.

There is also a thermal fuse that looks like this, but it's not clear where it is. They are usually located on the magnetron.

You can find some info by searching for the model as 56-4884-10-04 here.

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