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Old 07-03-2016, 06:27 PM   #1
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Microwave may be fried

Had a power surge that may have gotten the best of our microwave in our 8280SS Rockwood. I have not taken it out yet, is there possibly a GFI outlet that it plugs into?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:31 PM   #2
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Microwave have it's own breaker in the distribution panel, reset it and see if it work. Also there is usually an internal fuse to the microwave that could be blown.
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:39 PM   #3
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Had a power surge that may have gotten the best of our microwave in our 8280SS Rockwood. I have not taken it out yet, is there possibly a GFI outlet that it plugs into?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Negative on the GFCI.........usually a dedicated circuit though. Magic Chef? I had one cook off over Memorial day weekend.....smelled like a Lionel Train. Rockwood replaced it.....had to pull it out and take to a dealer to get them to plug it in and say.....yep, it does not work. They shipped it directly to me.

If you remove it and take off the top cover there is a fuse inside on the ac power board. There is also a cap that looks like it could give you a good wakeup call so be careful.
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Thanks for the help guys, I did reset the breaker, nothing. I'll pull it tomorrow and check the fuse. Thanks again for your help!

It is a Magic Chef by the way.
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Thanks for the help guys, I did reset the breaker, nothing. I'll pull it tomorrow and check the fuse. Thanks again for your help!

It is a Magic Chef by the way.
When my microwave failed the first time, I pulled it and took it to a local appliance repair shop where they replaced a fuse. Second time I replaced it with a GE under the counter unit. Gave up on the fan.

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Once you catch your breath and get things working again I highly recommend an EMS unit. (energy management system) This is a system that totally protects your trailer from 'bad' electricity. Surges, high voltage, low voltage, mis-wired power, etc. "Progressive Industries" is the one most get. Search this site for more.


After you pull it check the socket to be sure it has power or plug the microwave into a known good socket.
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Had a power surge that may have gotten the best of our microwave in our 8280SS Rockwood. I have not taken it out yet, is there possibly a GFI outlet that it plugs into?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Sorry to hear about your microwave, I hope you get it fixed under warranty?
The first thing you need to buy is a EMS-PT30C 30 Amp Portable EMS
The Progressive Industries EMS would have prevented the power surge and you would not be dealing with this right now. Good luck.
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Once you catch your breath and get things working again I highly recommend an EMS unit. (energy management system) This is a system that totally protects your trailer from 'bad' electricity. Surges, high voltage, low voltage, mis-wired power, etc. "Progressive Industries" is the one most get. Search this site for more.


After you pull it check the socket to be sure it has power or plug the microwave into a known good socket.
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Didn't get a chance to check the microwave yet, and, thanks for the info on the EMS, will definitely get one of those.

Thanks again for your help!
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