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No power came home the other day and the breaker was tripped in the kitchen I reset the breaker and then later noticed that the Microwave never came back on tried plugging it in to different outlets with zero response anything I can do? or is it trash now? and naturally the Mircowave has screws that are an odd star shape so first I must find a driver to get the panels off, so thought I would check with you experts to see if it was even worth trying.. Thanks so much for your time and knowledge..

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  • shellasmind Aug 29, 2008

    Thank you so much Rickzilla for your help.. and fortunately for me I have a friend who will be in Anchorage Saturday and will pick me up a new one... Although even if I lived somewhere, convenient for shopping I still hate throwing out what was a perfectly good microwave up until one tripped breaker.. and although I normally at least try to repair things myself.. You are most likely right Thanks again for your time...

  • nesiebug Jan 01, 2009

    The exact same thing happened to me. The breaker flipped. I reset the breaker and the microwave won't come back on.

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If your table top microwave tripped the breaker in your house.. and then when you reset it but if failed to come back on.. chances are the cost to repair would exceed the cost to replace so I would suggest you just purchase another one.. Microwave energy is not something that the novice should fool with and you or someone in your family could get seriously injured if you removed the cover and compromised the shielding in any way. Others may have differing opinions but this is just mine. hope this helps..

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At the risk of starting with the very basics, when you say that the clock and panel aren't lit and wont' work at all, the first place to look is the wall power. You may be missing power from the wall because:
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