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Question 827

If the condenser in a microwave is bad, what is the most likely reaction the microwave generator will exhibit? — IF, Bakersfield, CA
According to a reader, most microwave oven capacitors have fuses in them so that when they fail, they usually become open (they lose all of their ability to store separated charge and behave as a simple open circuit). You'd need a capacitor checker to find this open circuit within the capacitor.

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