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Old 04-12-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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My microwave keeps short circuiting, I have replaced the fuse numerous times, however it keeps happening. why does the fuse keeps short circuiting over and over again?

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We're going to need some more information. Fuse? why no breaker? Amps? Microwave power?

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Sounds like a faulty microwave, if it worked before on that circuit. What, I don't know, and a microwave is not something I'd just open and fiddle around with.

To rule out another issue try it on another circuit.
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My microwave keeps short circuiting, I have replaced the fuse numerous times, however it keeps happening. why does the fuse keeps short circuiting over and over again?
You should replace the fuse only once. This means you've got a problem with either the circuit or the appliance.
As Red Squirrel said, move it to another line and see if it blows another fuse. If it does, the appliance is defective. Throw it out.
If it doesn't fry the fuse, plug something else into the questionable plug. Something like a toaster oven or a toaster. If it blows again, it's the circuit. Fix it or have it fixed by an electrician.
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Sounds to me like an overloaded circuit. Modern 900 to 1K watt microwaves should be on their own circuit.
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Also, we need to be specific on what the OP means by "fuse". The internal one inside the microwave unit? Or simply an older home that still has a FUSE box rather than breakers? If the home fuses are popping, that's a whole different puppy than the unit's internal fuse blowing.

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I don't see the Poster opening the appliance.
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