• ** 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

Shorted out my Panasonic microwave

gocanada

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Location
canada
Model Number
NN-H765WF
Brand
Panasonic
Age
1-5 years
I have a Panasonic inverter microwave NN-H765WF that had a non working turntable (everything else worked OK). I proceeded to open the access panel, and was testing for voltage at the carousel motor (to determine if the problem was a faulty motor), and when using my ohmmeter, I failed to notice that it was not set properly, and something shorted. Now, the microwave does not run, and when I open the door, there is a humming/fan sound. Any ideas? Did I totally ruin this thing Sad Any advice would be appreciated!
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Panasonic inverter microwave
First problem.

I failed to notice that it was not set properly, and something shorted
Second problem.

Now, the microwave does not run, and when I open the door, there is a humming/fan sound. Any ideas?
Shorted something on the pcboard :(
New microwave time is likely cheaper.

jeff.
 
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