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Microwave Oven appears dead
« on: December 02, 2008, 07:23:37 PM »
Power outage occurred and now the machine does not operate. Is there an internal fuse?

Model JVM3660

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Re: Microwave Oven appears dead
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 07:43:40 PM »
their is always one just inside the microwave where the power cord ataches to the innards. 20 amp barrel fuse.
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Re: Microwave Oven appears dead
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 11:56:10 AM »
Thanks JW, I will let you know what happens.  Bill

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Re: Microwave Oven appears dead
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 05:23:33 PM »
There are two fuses, checked them both and they are both OK, the machine still does not work. Any other suggestions?

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Re: Microwave Oven appears dead
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 09:37:49 PM »
Might be a door safety micro switch.
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Re: Microwave Oven appears dead
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 07:25:06 AM »
It is not just that the microwave doesn't work. When the machine is plugged in the panel lights do not go on. Would the door microswitch effect that function?

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Re: Microwave Oven appears dead
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 09:00:55 AM »
The switch does 2 functions:powers up the mag when the door is shut and turns the light on when you open the door. Since the control panel appears to be dead you need a schematic to see where the power comes from. There may be more fuses.
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Re: Microwave Oven appears dead
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008, 05:18:39 PM »
there is a little trasformer in the electronic control board. Check for primary open.

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Re: Microwave Oven appears dead
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 03:13:44 PM »
Would you please tell me where the little transformer is in the electronic control board and how to check for the primary being open

 

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