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Why does my Panasonic Microwave blow fuse board (sockets only)

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Why does my Panasonic Microwave blow fuse board (sockets only) every time I start to cook/heat. Same happens even when I move to another socket. All other electrical items work in these sockets.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 1 year ago.
Hello My name is Ian ~ I am not on the site constantly so please be patient whilst waiting for responses to you queries - OK just to confirm as soon as you plug it in to the socket it trips the electric ie without setting it up or anything else?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For example, I put item in micro, press "high, the time and start. At this point it causes the fuse box to trip.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The micro is quite happy to be plugged in and switched on. The "short" kicks in when I press start. Sometimes it happens when I press "high"
Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 1 year ago.
OK you havent given me the model number is ***** just a microwave or a combi oven?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry about that. Its a Panasonic Inverter, 900W, NN-ST479S
Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 1 year ago.
How old is it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's about 2years old, 3 at the most.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didn't bother with Insurance because of the longevity of my last two microwaves. I also didn't want to let the local electrician loose on it just yet. I thought it better to seek advice.
Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 1 year ago.
OK this is your issue, without the necessary test equipment its going to be difficult to figure out what is causing the problem other than disconnecting things one at a time. I'm happy to do this with you but you will have to take off the cover so that we can get in to the microwave and since we will continue to trip the house electrics until we find the problem you best have a torch - Ian
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Ian. I half thought it wouldn't be a quick fix. I am not in a position to dismantle a microwave at 75 yrs so I'll call in the electrician. I had hoped it would be something common. So no worries. Thank you for your help. Lucy