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Microwave died suddenly went "puff" and stopped working-  Amana CW65T Thanks

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  • uricciardo Sep 01, 2008



    The fuse burnout instantly when start the microwave. I changed the fuse twice.

    Microwave Panasonic Genius 1200W

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    Roper Under the counter microwave sparked and then started smoking. What can I do to fix this problem! Could it be the fuse and if so where is it located!! Any help would be greatly appreciated I can't afford a new microwave right now

  • Lori Collins Smith
    Lori Collins Smith May 18, 2009

    I have a Roper over the range microwave and it sparked then in a few seconds started smoking!! Could it be a fuse and if so could someone tell me were it is located. I really can't afford a new microwave now!! Thanks

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Microwaves have this fuse for protection, if it is blowing up, there is a shorted part in your microwave, it could be a diode, the magnetron or the high voltage capacitor.

be careful in dealing with microwave ovens because they store high voltage ( even unplug for a long time ) which may be fatal if you do not know what you are touching.

if you know what you are testing and knows how to test them, then i suggest you test the diode between the terminal of the high voltage capacitor, the high voltage capacitor for shorted terminals, and the magnetron by taking it off and inspecting the metal at the tip of the magnetron. it should be shinny and no sign of metal burning or arcing.

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