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We have just moved into a new (to us) house and the microwave

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Hi, we have just moved into a new (to us) house and the microwave (neff 1000w) was unplugged. I plugged it in and it tripped the rcd?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Daniel T. replied 12 months ago.
Hi Can you post the full model number please. Also are you looking at doing the repair yourself? Regards
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hi, certainly if possible. H5642NOGB/04
Thanks
Expert:  Daniel T. replied 12 months ago.
Ok for this if you are looking at fixing this yourself you need to remove the microwave from the housing unit. Then remove the outer casing.Now before touching anything at all in there you MUST discharge the high voltage capacitor as even when its unplugged it can still store up to 4500v in there so you have to discharge this before touching any in there. Once thats discharged then you need to locate the magnatron in there. Its the silver unit with 2 wires on there. Remove the wires and tape them up out the way. Then refit the outer case and plug it back in. If it does trip out then the magnatron is the issue and will need to be replaced. But if after that its still tripping then remove the outer casing and discharge the capacitor and then you need to disconnect the transformer and again do the same, As for a tripping fault on this microwave its more then likely the magnatron or the transformer that causes this fault. Regards
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