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Have a magic chef mco160uw microwave. Had a recent

Have a magic chef mco160uw microwave. Had a recent power surge or outage. microwave dosen't work now. have replaced the inline fuse. is there a reset of some kind ?

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No! there is no reset, the power surge has more than likely damaged the keypad controller, and on the back is a circuit board that has the microprocessor with additional components that controls the vital areas of the microwave oven. If that is gone, it is cheaper to replace than to repair.

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