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Old 11-25-2016, 06:58 AM   #1
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Sunset Trail Microwave/electrical issue

First off....Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
We're out camping over Thanksgiving with our camping group and I ran into an issue with the microwave. My wife was heating up sweet potatoes and the microwave just died. I pulled everything apart, checked it's breaker, the receptacle, and I couldn't find an issue. I figured that the microwave died. Went to our group turkey day dinner, came back, and the microwave was once again working. My question they have a resetable fuse inside of them? Wondering if it overheated or I have a sinister electrical problem. Heard issues from other members of broken wires inside their walls, junction boxes full of water, loose neutrals, etc...

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Old 11-25-2016, 02:00 PM   #2
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I know there are internal fuses, at least in my home one. Could be the problem, but you have to take out the microwave and pull off the outer shell to check.
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:43 AM   #3
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It has been working fine. I don't think it was a fuse. It cooled down and reset on its own. Also, there is a large capacitor in every microwave for the magnatron. If you don't know how to discharge them property, it will kill you.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:09 PM   #4
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Just a thought but did you have the exhaust fan running when you were operating the microwave?

The microwave MAY have a over-temperature protection feature that shuts the microwave down if it over-temps. If properly vented, it should either vent outside through the same vent used by the exhaust fan from the cooktop or it may vent upward over the top of your microwave into your RV's kitchen.

Check both of these outlets to ensure that the heat from your microwave is venting somewhere. It not, you may have to remove your microwave and check for an obstruction.

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