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I have an over the conter microwave and was changing the light

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I have an over the conter microwave and was changing the light bulb. the bulb broke taking it out and I herd a pop. I put the new bulb in and now the fan, light, and microwave will not work. I did check the 20amp fuse behind the face.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 8 years ago.
first off before attempting any microwave repair internally read this.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Electrocution Hazard with Do-It-Yourself Repairs of Microwave Ovens

CPSC Document #5061

The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns against do-it-yourself repairs of microwave ovens. Each year, on average, four people die from electrocution trying to repair their microwave ovens. Microwave ovens use high voltage which makes it particularly hazardous for consumers to remove the cover and touch electrical parts. The possibility for electrical shock from a microwave oven still exists even after the oven is disconnected from the power source. Should certain internal devices fail, even unplugged ovens can cause serious injury.

The Commission strongly recommends that consumers have professionals repair microwave ovens because electrical appliances can be hazardous if consumers expose live electrical parts.



Removing the cover of your microwave oven and touching an electrical part can kill you.

Have a professional repair your microvave oven , you may have blown the safety thermostat in this if there is one in your model. can you get me the model # XXXXX make? thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
model # XXXXX and is made by Whirlpool
Expert:  Bryan replied 8 years ago.
ok you may have blown this. Part(NNN) NNN-NNNN width=this is the thermal fuse. you said you check thias fuse i believe right.? Part(NNN) NNN-NNNN width=I wouldnt go any further into this machine and would call for service on this. this thermostat can be burried in the machine and most likely has to come down to get to it. have you plugged anything into the outlet above in the cabinet where microwave plugs in to see if you have power there? this is as far as I would sudjest you goas far as repairing this yourself.hope this helps,be safe, thanks Bryan
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