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MICROWAVE LEFT ON...NOTHING INSIDE

I accidentally turned the microwave on instead of the timer. When i came back (30 minutes later) the microwave was dead as a doornail. any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Microwave accidentally was set on 50 hours and now it won't work

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You likely have a blown thermal cutout mounted above the magnetron, or possibly a blown fuse. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on Jun 12, 2007

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If you ran it for that long with nothing inside, there is a good chance it self cooked.

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I have an Amana Radarange Microwave Oven Model #44-9 that I purchased in 1976. Accidentally I used the microwave instead of the timer for 30 minutes and about 25 minutes into the cooking I heard a pop. ...

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You can find and order that part (# AP118264) here.

I just hope your magnetron is not blown, too. (Does it still heat?)

You can use a microwave-safe plate in the meantime.

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