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Old 09-22-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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No power microwave

ok, am camp with shore power, everything is going great and GF was using microwave. She wanted to take something out so she opened the door, took food out, pressed clear off, now no power. Check breaker under the bed, seems ok, I tripped it and then reset, still no power, check GFI, it is ok. All plugs in kitchen work. Is there another breaker someplace
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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My '05 Vectra FD had the very same problem. Pull the Microwave and check the outlet. If you reach up under the back left of the MW there should be an access hole to reach the plug through. If you can get enough cord you could try another outlet via an extension cord. I am telling you all of this because I know you checked the breaker already.

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Old 09-22-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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could be the safety switch on the door latch of the micro..should not start with door open
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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Br sure the outlet the MW if plugged into is the problem, or if the MW itself is the problem.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #5
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MW has an internal fuse.
If all other suggestions dont solve the prob check the fuse. Not easy. Front of MW has to come off and then you can see the fuse. In some installations the MW has to be removed to get the front off. I know this because I had to do it once.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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If you need to dig into the MW this link down near bottom has info on doing just that.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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First of all, thanks for all of the quick and great responses. Here is an update and a mystery. So all day yesterday no power to microwave, had planned to pull it today and check the fuse. Am sitting here this morning, and "beep" the microwave starts blinking to set the clock and appears to be working fine.
Haven't moved the coach to possibly jar the plug or anything like that.
The only significant difference this morning is I am running the heat pump as it was a chilly night in Moab,Ut

Anybody have any ideas other than WOW it works?
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #8
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I don't know if this helps. On mine I have a 50 amp surge protector not hard wired in so the power cord worked loose from putting it in and out of the cubby it goes in so when I plugged to the power pole one leg of the 50 amp plug was loose and the MW and front tv did not work.

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:35 PM   #9
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Something you might consider: Most microwaves have door switches, usually three of them, to prevent any possibility of the door being open while the microwave is heating. I have found that they sometimes get jammed by food and sometimes just wear out. In some units they are designed to blow the main microwave fuse, in others, they just shut off the power to the unit. If you have a sticky switch it could possibly cause the off-again on-again problem you are seeing.

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Old 09-23-2013, 09:13 PM   #10
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Since you did nothing to get power back to the MW........maybe you should start checking all electrical connections. You could start in the main distribution panel.
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First of all, thanks for all of the quick and great responses. Here is an update and a mystery. So all day yesterday no power to microwave, had planned to pull it today and check the fuse. Am sitting here this morning, and "beep" the microwave starts blinking to set the clock and appears to be working fine.
Haven't moved the coach to possibly jar the plug or anything like that.
The only significant difference this morning is I am running the heat pump as it was a chilly night in Moab,Ut

Anybody have any ideas other than WOW it works?
Were you plugged into 30A? If yes, your power management system will shut down things to prevent tripping the 30A pedestal breaker. I think mine states it begins shutting things down by priority at 28A.
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If you can reach the AC plug, try re-seating it several times.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:27 AM   #13
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If you can reach the AC plug, try re-seating it several times.
Sorry to disagree, Dunner. That is a dangerous thing to do. These outlets are cheap modular types and not rated for heavy service as with the microwave. Mine in my last coach melted! If contact is not made on the first try something is wrong. Replace the outlet with a better one. If the microwave is plugged into a good source of power and does not work something is wrong and it needs to be repaired.

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:46 AM   #14
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Brother-in-laws MW quit working and my father-in-law and I took it out, opened it up and could find no obvious reason as to why it quit. We put it back together and it has worked ever since. ????
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Thanks Pepper2, I thought they were for more than one time use.
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