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SERIAL # 20101639 RELEASED 2002 THIS MAGIC CHEF IS USED IN AN RV FUSE BLEW RESET MAIN FUSE MICROWAVE DID NOT COME ON PULLED OUT CHECKED POWER OUTLET AND POWER IS WORKING TO OUTLET CHECKED ON ANOTHER WORKING OUTLET STILL DOES WORK. IS THERE A FUSE IN THE MICROWAVE THAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AND IF SO WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

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A bad fuse will not cause this problem.

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SOURCE: Magic Chef 1.0 cu. ft. Convection Microwave Oven

There are several things that could cause a microwave not to heat. Most common is the magnatron and some models have up to a 5 yr warranty on that part. Check the owners manual for that info.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Replacing the fuse of a MCO160UW

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There may also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: magic chef microwave shuts down

We had the same problem with our brand new Magic Chef. Before going through the trouble of taking it back I called Home Depot. After talking to a Home Depot Rep I am told that the overheat sensor is under the glass plate directly beneath the popcorn bag. Popcorn gets very hot and the heat of the popcorn causes the sensor to shut the machine down. I would imagine this would be the same for a baked potato.
Very poor design.
I was told to put a microwave safe plate down and put the popcorn bag on it. This should help to reduce the heat and not trip the sensor.
A safety sensor is great, but not if it keeps tripping the machine and shutting down!

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave waveguide spatter shield burned through

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Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 magic chef (panasonic) microwave. Model

Try this site, it has the best advice on almost ANY microwave problem you can have, I know I read something almost identical to your prob. here:
http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/micfaq.htm.

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If it doesn't come back on its own, it probably blew its internal fuse. If it blew while the unit was in operation, then I would suggest replacing the fuse holder as well. If it blew when you opened the door, then you may have a bad or mis-adjusted door switch.

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Since it's less than one year old, it would be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free.

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For Magic Chef in Canada call 866.587.2002

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