• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php

    Jake
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MC0160UB Magic Chef Microwave is possessed, starts on its own

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Joined
Feb 10, 2020
Messages
1
Location
Kansas
Model Number
MC0160UB
Brand
Magic Chef
Age
6-10 years
My Magic Chef MC0160UB microwave has become possessed. It will start on it's own and run for 1:40, over and over about every 2-3 minutes. I have tried to cancel while running...nothing. I've opened the door while running, then canceled...nothing. I've unplugged it and let it sit for a while...still does it. The only way I can close the door and not have it do that is to put some "time to run" on it and leave it. Then it's ok. I know this sounds funny, and it is actually, except it isn't working properly. I thought unplugging it might reset it, but no. Thoughts? Fixes? Thanks
 
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