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I have found that the fuse for my microwave is broke. It is…

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I have found that the fuse for my microwave is broke. It is a 125V20A fuse. Can I use a vehicle 20A fuse to replace it

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Contractor's Assistant: What's the microwave's make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

It's a Panasonic "Inverter" about 7-8 years old.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

It's already apart.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It stopped suddenly in middle of sensor reheat stage.

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Yes, you can use a vehicle 20 amp fuse to replace the microwave fuse, but those are fast blow fuses. The microwave fuse is a slow blow fuse so if you need one of those, you can pick one up at a local Radio Shack or order a microwave fuse on-line if you'd like

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Thank you

Just understand that a fast fuse might fail randomly even when nothing is wrong if you decide to go that route.

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