[TechAssist] Re: Fw: Emerson Microwave MW8985W Need info

Thanks for the reply.will check the holder. The switches are all OK. As far 
as replacing with a 20A I don't want to get sued if anything goes wrong.
Al Marquardt
ampm@xxxxxxx
Al Marquardt Electronic Repair
206 W Main
Girardville Pa. 17935
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Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: Emerson Microwave MW8985W Need info


> Al,
>
> First, examine the fuse.  See if one end is dull where it goes in the
> fuse holder.  Also, look for signs of solder seepage from one end.  If
> either, replace the fuse holder.
>
> Microwaves are not like TV's.  Many times a uwave fuse will blow for no
> apparent reason.  Maybe a power surge...  I used to work for a large
> retail store in their service department.  The TV shop also serviced
> microwaves.  We were told to replace the 15A fuses with 20A.  After all,
> a customer would get quite upset when they paid almost $100 for a service
> call and a fuse, only to find it go out a couple months later.
>
> Also, check the door switches for signs of overheating.  Usually will
> nearly melt at the spade lugs.  Could cause a sticky switch that will
> take out the fuse.
>
> HTH,
>
>
>
> Ken Smith
> Gulf Technical Services
> 3034 Gulf Breeze Parkway
> Gulf Breeze, FL  32563
> 850-934-8324 (Voice) 850-932-0819 (Fax)
>
>
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 11:13:50 -0400 "al m" <ampm@xxxxxxx> writes:
>>
>>
>> > This microwave had a blown 15A fuse. Checked all the switches and
>> nothing
>> > wrong. Is there a bulletin out about changing the fuse to a higher
>> value?
>> > This is a 1997 unit. I figure maybe the fuse is just kaput.
>> Thanks.
>> > Al Marquardt
>> > ampm@xxxxxxx
>> > Al Marquardt Electronic Repair
>> > 206 W Main
>> > Girardville Pa. 17935
>>
>>
>>
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