How long can a microwave retain an electric charge when inoperable but still plugged in? Answered
How long can a microwave retain an electric charge? I think I need to change a fuse as the unit completely stopped working when I reset a fuse for the kitchen when I found our refrigerator had stopped running. I confirmed that it was indeed the microwave and not the electrical outlet that wasn't working. This occurred 3 days ago. The unit is still plugged in - how long would I need to have it unplugged before I could safely remove the back cover to get to the diagram or the main fuse to see if it's burned out? Thanks for any advice on how to do this, we can't afford to buy a new unit and it sounds like buying a new one would be cheaper (or cost the same!) as hiring a repairman.