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microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
Is it fixable?
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There are fuses inside
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
you still use a microwave?
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
You need to throw that thing in the dumpster.

Russia outlawed them, in the early 1970's.

I wonder why?

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Non repairable, they are like $10 in a fleamarket.
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
Breaker thrown?

Did it get unplugged?

Maybe old & worn out?
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Microwave Grandad ,what the fuck.tounge
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
You need to throw that thing in the dumpster.

Russia outlawed them, in the early 1970's.

I wonder why?

drevil
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No they didn't that was an email hoax that went viral
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There are fuses inside
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Make sure with a lamp the wall plug is hot.

There is a fuse but something made it blow.

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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
You need to throw that thing in the dumpster.

Russia outlawed them, in the early 1970's.

I wonder why?

drevil
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No they didn't that was an email hoax that went viral
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Link?
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
You really want to know? Give more details of problem no power = ck receptacle for power. then there is a ceramic fuse inside, like a car fuse, but not glass. step by step, can walk you through it
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You need to throw that thing in the dumpster.

Russia outlawed them, in the early 1970's.

I wonder why?

drevil
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No they didn't that was an email hoax that went viral
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Link?
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I'm pretty sure that box apparatus that warmed my hot pocket up while I was staying in a hotel in Moscow was a microwave... that was 2004

they had em then lol
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Get your self a 10 watt; small eddison screw lamp to replace the broken one and you good to go for another 1000 meals
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
This sux. I had no Idea pizza rolls took this long to bake in an oven.
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This sux. I had no Idea pizza rolls took this long to bake in an oven.
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better than no pizza rolls at all :)
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Now my head is totally fucked up.ohno
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
Look, I'll be straight up honest. If you're having to ask- leave it to a professional.

Repairing a microwave can be deadly. There is a capacitor in it that can hold a substantial charge. Unless you know how to discharge it, don't take the microwave apart.

Yes, more than likely it is a thermal fuse- but it's not worth your life.
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
Look, I'll be straight up honest. If you're having to ask- leave it to a professional.

Repairing a microwave can be deadly. There is a capacitor in it that can hold a substantial charge. Unless you know how to discharge it, don't take the microwave apart.

Yes, more than likely it is a thermal fuse- but it's not worth your life.
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Alrighty then, dumpster time....and then, off to craigslist.
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
Look, I'll be straight up honest. If you're having to ask- leave it to a professional.

Repairing a microwave can be deadly. There is a capacitor in it that can hold a substantial charge. Unless you know how to discharge it, don't take the microwave apart.

Yes, more than likely it is a thermal fuse- but it's not worth your life.
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The best way to discharge that huge cap is to put your tongue across the terminals.
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Microwave? lmaoooo .. this idiot wants to kill himself of radiation poisoning from his own food.
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
Microwave? lmaoooo .. this idiot wants to kill himself of radiation poisoning from his own food.
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
My micro/washer lid terminal and truck battery all went out the same damn day.

Talk about pissed!

Got new battery and micro but waiting on repair dude for the washer lid thingy.
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Microwave? lmaoooo .. this idiot wants to kill himself of radiation poisoning from his own food.
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Um, You do realize that a microwave does not turn food radioactive right?

Oh wait, you don't...wow...
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
Get a screwdriver and pull the cover off. Look around inside and you will probably find a fuse (maybe the old tube glass kind or one of the more modern types like that are found in your car) - go to the auto parts store and get a new one.
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
You need to throw that thing in the dumpster.

Russia outlawed them, in the early 1970's.

I wonder why?

drevil
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No they didn't that was an email hoax that went viral
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Link?
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[link to skeptoid.com]

[link to impiorg.wordpress.com]

Here you can search Russian law yourself at this link.

[link to russian-laws.com]

There has never been such a law
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
Get a screwdriver and pull the cover off. Look around inside and you will probably find a fuse (maybe the old tube glass kind or one of the more modern types like that are found in your car) - go to the auto parts store and get a new one.
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They use ceramic fuses that are tubes like glass tube fuses
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Is it fixable?
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If it has power to it meaning it appears to be operating but does not heat anything; it is probably the cavity magnetron tube that has failed. The magnetron tube produces radio frequency energy which heats whatever organic material you put in the microwave oven.

I had an older unit repaired and it cost around $150.00. Depending on what type of unit you have, it may be less expensive to replace it. You have to make that judgement call.
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Re: microwave stopped working. Zero power. Who's tech savy?
Did you open the door while it was under operation? If so, the fuse will often blow. If the door switch is barely making contact, then it can trip as well and interupt power.

Here's a video which explains where to look for the fuse.

Take off the shroud or metal cover after unplugging it. Don't touch any capacitors. That's the main concern as you could get a nasty shock. Put all the screws in a little bowl so you don't lose them.

He demonstrates the door microswitch. The fuse is easy to replace. Hopefully it blew because you mistreated the microwave and something isn't failing. My kids often blew the fuse in the microwave.

The only other thing might be the cord is bad and intermittant. If it's anything else, microwaves are cheap and it's cheaper to get a new one unless you know how to repair them.

The thermal cutout switch can kick out, but it shouldn't happen unless you're really heating something too too long.

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Just remove the Socket and ground
the Microwave with a piece of Metal,
this work with our since Years!

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