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My microwave will blow the circute braker when I try to

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My microwave will blow the circute braker when I try to start it.Any idea what could be wrong
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset I am just one of the techs on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can and I just picked up your question now. Please allow time for me to respond, sometimes I get the questions or responses late so please be patient as I have no control over the site issues. NOTE, I have nothing to do with your payment to the site and did not receive that money. You have to supply a rating in order for us techs to receive credit for our time as we have nothing to do with any payment made to the site.

This is typically a shorted magnetron tube or a shorted transformer causing that issue. You would have to check the magnetron tube for a short as that would be the most likely culprit. That involves taking the unit down the outer shroud off and getting a ohm meter and checking the tube for any shorts to ground. A repair for that issue from a company would run about 200-275 on average just so you know.

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