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The most common cause for a microwave oven not working at all is a blown main fuse. The microwave main fuse will cut the flow of electricity if too much current passes through it.
If your microwave just keeps going and going until the door is opened, and the “stop” button is unresponsive, the most likely cause is the control board being faulty, or damaged. When this happens the microwave is not sending signals properly, and will think it just needs to keep running.
The most common cause of your microwave buttons not working is a faulty control panel. If you press all of the buttons and only some work, this is a good sign the control panel is defective and will need to be replaced as they are difficult to repair.
It`s easy to tell if a glass fuse is blown; it will show scorch marks, and the filament will be melted. To check a ceramic fuse, use an ohmmeter or continuity tester. With an ohmmeter or multimeter, you should see a reading close to zero ohms if the fuse is intact, or infinite if it`s blown.
Does a Microwave Have a Reset Button? Unfortunately, most microwaves do not have a restart button, but the off/reset button should stop any operations.
Thermal fuses will blow to prevent the microwave from overheating and potentially causing a fire. A fuse will also blow if there is a surge in electricity, which can cause a short circuit.
It is possible for a microwave to overheat. The microwaves heat food by targeting water molecules, if there is no moisture in the food to heat, this can cause overheating. The vast majority of them have an automatic shutdown feature if they do, though.
Start by checking the wall plug to ensure the microwave is plugged into power. Next, check the door switch and the door latch assembly. The microwave won`t start if the appliance believes the door is open. Next, check the two fuses, the thermal fuse, and the ceramic fuse, to see if they need to be replaced.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that people have been electrocuted trying to repair their microwaves. So don`t try it.
Overloaded Circuits.

This is the most common cause of tripped breakers we see. Microwaves pull a significant amount of current. When there are too many appliances plugged into the circuit, it can easily create an overload.

Safety Warning Before Replacing the Microwave Fuse

Because of the high voltage and high current used by microwave ovens, be aware that repairing this appliance poses a substantial risk of injury or death if safety precautions are not taken. You should always unplug the microwave before you attempt any disassembly.

Plugs for appliances rated between about 700 watts and 3000 watts (the maximum rating of a wall socket) should be fitted with a 13-amp fuse (coloured brown). For example: 13A Fuse – Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron.
Microwave Fuse Replacement

Replacing a microwave fuse costs between $10 and $15. This repair issue is often a simple fix, but if you plan on using an appliance repair person, your costs could increase to $50 to $100.

If your microwave isn`t heating food, it`s likely that the magnetron in your appliance is broken. Unfortunately, a burned-out magnetron can`t be repaired, it has to be replaced. Other issues that can lead to food not being heated, includes a broken diode or a faulty door switch.
The Auto Sensor* allows you to cook your food automatically by detecting the amount of moisture generated from the food while cooking.
The most common cause of a microwave not working is that the main fuse has blown. The fuse will often blow because of a power fluctuation or a defective door switch. It can also blow because another part, like the magnetron or capacitor, is defective.
A thermostat fuse is designed to protect your microwave from overheating. If your thermal fuse has been activated by your microwave overheating, your microwave will stop working. Never bypass your microwave oven`s fuse! There is a very good chance that you could set your microwave oven on fire.
Most popular reason behind this issue is magnetron failure. A magnetron uses high voltage to produce microwave frequency to cook food. If the microwave is turned on when it is empty, this cause the magnetron to burn out. A burned magnetron has to be replaced as it cannot be repaired.
If the Microwave is overheating and shutting itself down, this is caused by high voltage parts inside the unit getting too hot the leading the thermal cut-out switch to be activated as a safe feature to prevent further overheating.
Most microwaves last 1500 to 2000 hours but some low-quality microwaves last only 500 hours. One problem with a low-quality microwave is you will have to run it longer to heat up your food. The more you use the microwave, the shorter its lifespan – and the more likely it is to break.
You can call the retailer where you bought it, call the manufacturer, or find an independent repair service in your area. Before reaching out, check to see if your microwave is under warranty (most manufacturers offer a one-year warranty). If it`s covered, the repair may cost less or even be free.
If the Microwave is overheating and shutting itself down, this is caused by high voltage parts inside the unit getting too hot the leading the thermal cut-out switch to be activated as a safe feature to prevent further overheating.

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The microwave will not turn on. No power. Checked fuse box and power outlet…not the problem. Unit just wont turn on? Is there a reset button or another option.?
ANSWER : Remove the cover and locate the internal fuse you will find near the power cord entry. Replace with the same.

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I have a Kenmore Elegance Vacuum with Dirt Sensor, Model # 116.30750400C, Serial number M41901532. When vacuuming the carpet the power head will work for 3-6 mins then automatically shut off, power is still there and lights work but the power head motor turns off and the suction stops. I will turn it off and on, check the outlet, flick the on off buttons…nothing. I will turn it off for a couple minutes and it turns back on and runs like normal. I’ve check the bags, filters, cleaned the hos
ANSWER : It is an electrical problem in the handle, if you can or know somebody that has any fix it ability it can be fixed in about ten minutes. Oh, and Sears SUCKS!!

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REMOTE CONTROL IS MALFUNCTIONING & NOT TURNING ON CUSHION – Hello. I bought a used (by near new) Shiatsu+ Massaging Cushion from Ebay. When I installed it today the remote control was faulty. When you push the Power button, the blue light comes on, but none of the other buttons work. When you push the Power button again to turn it off, it clicks & turns itself back on again. So it’s running but nothing is happening in the massage cushion.
I did see a card in the box saying “For the Shiatsu
ANSWER : Before you use this cushion you MUST first ‘unlock’ the rollers which are held in place by a screw which MUST be removed or the unit will self destruct. The manufacturer provides a hex wrench to remove the shipping screw and a large label on the back of the device states that if the screw is not removed then the item will be damaged when you turn it on.

The large tag says “For the shiatsu mechanism to function, you MUST remove and discard screw BEFORE using this cushion. Failure to do so WILL CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE PRODUCT”. The manual does not mention this screw. There is a two year warranty and a $(ten dollar) handling fee for warranty repairs. I suppose that the warranty is void if you do not remove the screw, however, it seems that only by luck would one normally find this shipping screw (and tag) that holds the rolling mechanism in place during shipping....Remove the screw from the back as instructed by the manual.When you first get the massage cushion you will need to open the box and set it up. The first thing you need to do is remove the safety screw. This screw is holding the massage mechanism in place for shipping purposes. If you do not remove this screw before you turn it on you could permanently damage the cushion.After removing the screw you need to find a good chair and strap it on and plug it in. There are two straps that you need to attach. One is on the back and the other is where the back meets the seat. Once those are around the chair then you plug in the transformer to the wall and the massager.After setting up the massager all you need to do is sit on it and turn it on. You may want to start out with a rolling massage so that you can get a feel for the massager.————–.but as you mentioned, that its a used product, then yes the screw must be already removed by the previous user.and in that case, it indicates any thing internally is got shorted, a loose wire or shorted transformer or burned circuit or weak motor.This are few possibilities , that can cause the problem.Also check batteries in remote.——— And i dont think, this problem is caused by you.This problem must be there before buying this product.Thats why, the user must have sold this on ebay.A local electrical parts repair store tech can get the internal board checked and confirm.If this board is faulty or any small loose wire or shorted wire.————–.This should help.Thanks.Helpmech..

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My e wave microwave appears to be in fine working order until the door is opened. It then trips the breaker and ceases working. Ater the house breaker is reset, the power is restored to the microwave until the door is opened again.. I havve tried plugging the microwave into another area that is on a different power breaker but again the breaker trips and the microwave ends all functions. Have you any solutions to my problem?

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ANSWER : You may have a short circuit on the INTERIOR LIGHT BULB circuit in your microwave.
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.This might explain why the breaker trips every time you open the door.
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.If so, you would have to unplug and disassemble the unit in order to access the wires and light bulb socket inside the case in order to troubleshoot and repair the problem.
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.If you are unfamiliar with safe electrical troubleshooting and repair procedures, please be extremely careful or consider hiring an electrician to do the work. There are some hazardous components inside which remain dangerous even after the unit is unplugged.
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.Good luck.

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I have a dyson DC28 vacuum and the power button flashes on and off and the beater bar quit turning. I turned it over and found some string caught on the beater bar which I removed, but the beater bar still does’nt turn and the power button still flashes on and off. I hope you can give me a solution to this problem.
ANSWER : I had the same symptom with my wife’s DC28. The problem was associated with the cam driven height adjustment mechanism. The beater bar must rock freely up and down when pressing on the tabs that the end cam lobes actuate. On ours I found hair and crud jammed in between the end of the beater bar and the side of the vacuum head preventing it from moving freely. To clean it out I fashioned a hook tool by straightening a paper clip and bending the tip at 90*, then took a flat screwdriver to pry the gap open a bit so I could use my tool to clean out the buildup.

I removed the plate that holds the cam in place (6 torx screws) to gain access to the rocker tabs, although in hind sight I could have probably just left it in place. It doesn’t matter how you set the cam back into place. It’s self aligning with the aid of the micro-switches inside.

Hope this helps

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NO POWER My Dyson DCO4 Absolute (purple&lime) won’t’ switch on. I’ve checked the plug fuse, wall socket and also filters and hoses on machine all seem fine so think the problem is with the on/off button (maybe loose wire or something) but how do i get to it, is there a special way to remove the green on/off button in order to check the connection? Thankyou in advance for the help i am sure you will be able to provide.
ANSWER : The problem is almost certainly a fatigue break in the flex. These usually happen where the flex enters the handle through the rubber sleeve near the on off switch. You will need to cut about four inches off the wire and reconnect it to the switch. To do this, you need to remove the on/off button as you have suggested. If you press the green button down, you will see a tiny slot at the side of the button on the side nearest the handle of the cleaner. You will need to slip a small screwdriver with a blade about 3-4 inches long down the slot, in order to disengage the little hook at the bottom of the button moulding that clips it into the body of the cleaner. This is a real fiddle and you will probably mark the casing in the attempt. I have done it dozens of times and I still end up shaving off the ridges I have made in the plastic so the button doesn’t stick when I reassemble it! Once you have done this, you can draw the buttup upwards and take it out. This will reveal a philips screw holding the switch button in place. Unscrew and remove the switch, then cut and re-make the connections after removing the 4 inches of flex. You will need to replace the spade connectors on the wire, or cut, solder and insulate the re-joined wires before re-assembly. If you are handy with a solder iron or have some small spade connectors to use, go for it, but be sure you are competent to make this repair. Usual rules for dumb people apply her folks. UNPLUG from the mains before you start tinkering around!

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I own a Sanyo 35s 3.5 Rice cooker that has stopped cooking and heating. Power is going to the unit power light comes on. We have checked to make sure that the unit was turned off before unplugging as per the instuctions. Unit was new in Feb 2010 and well taken care of. Anything we are missing here?
ANSWER : If you have been washing or scratching the inner pot with something sharp or harsh like a metal spoon or hard sponge it could cause that and even electric shocks. try changing the pot

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No power Our dyson DC07 was working fine, then we pushed the button to turn it on. It started to run then shut off and now it is like the power is no longer there. I have checked outlets and they all work. Is there a fuse of some kind in this unit?? If so, how would I get to it?
ANSWER : The motor will have a thermal cut out,however chech your plug fuse and the cable as it enters into the off on switch. its known to snap here within insulation…..

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