• ** 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

Roper micro dead?

arizonie

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I have an old Roper microwave model 295 2000, an over-the-oven model. It's completely dead -- no lights, beeps, etc. Could there be an internal fuse burned out in it? It was made in 1984, but I like it and hope to fix it if possible. Suggestions?
 

arizonie

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fuse installation?

Thanks Jeff. I checked the links you provided, but I'm not sure whether you meant that the fuse is something that I can replace myself. I found a fuse at http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=716025 but would like to know if you think that this fuse might be all that's needed to revive my dead micro, and if this is something am amateur like me can handle. Thanks again!
 

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G'day,

but I'm not sure whether you meant that the fuse is something that I can replace myself
Yes.

But there are other things ( mentioned ) that can make the unit go dead.

I found a fuse but would like to know if you think that this fuse might be all that's needed to revive my dead micro, and if this is something am amateur like me can handle.
Fuse, thermostat, fuse holder are all fairly simple things to do yourself....but microwaves can shock/kill you...even unplugged.
http://www.applianceaid.com/micro.html

20 Amp ceremic microwave fuse


15 Amp ceremic microwave fuse


jeff.
 

sheldonstv

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things to check are the interlocks for sc(monitor interlock etc),ht transformer shorted turns,ht rectifier for sc,mag filament sc to chassis,ht capacitor sc and asm rectifier (if fitted for sc).....also check your oven lamp hasnt died.....
regards mike
 
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