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Ultimate Geek

# 214127 28-Apr-2017 17:38
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We use our microwave as a timer, set to 10 minutes, thought it was timer. Came back after couple of minutes, dead. Just smells a bit like burned plastic.


Nothing broken inside / melted. Microwave is less than 1 year old.


It's a Samsung Me6104st1




So, did some research, most likely the fuse is blown. But how do I find out where it is? And which one I need? Does a generic one like this one work?


Thanks, hope this is the right subforum.

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  # 1772081 28-Apr-2017 18:06
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Microwave ovens contain a high voltage capacitor that if not discharged can carry enough charge to kill.


There are a few deaths every year in Australia and New Zealand from people not knowing what they are doing with microwave ovens.


When a Microwave oven is operated without anything in it will cause high standing wave ratio on the Magnetron.


There is a good chance the Magnetron in cooked and probably not worth repairing the oven.


Take the Mirowave to a repair shop.






PS I used to fix Microwave ovens and know the dangers.

I know enough to be dangerous

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