Thursday, August 22, 2013

Once Again Google Saves the Day (And Money)

When we came down for breakfast this morning, we found the microwave DOA.  I'm not sure why--it didn't die when anyone was using it--but maybe the lightening storm we had last night had something to do with its demise.
So as all four us (me, the hubby, the BIL, and the SIL) stood there staring at it and pondering what to do (the BIL said he would just buy us another microwave oven...he's like that...his car once broke down so he bought a new car...then fixed his old car...then ended up with two cars), and the hubby and his sister debated what could have happened to it in the first place, I hopped online and hit up Google.
Since I never seem to know what the problem is, I just tend to Google the facts "whirlpool microwave oven no power" and came up with a bunch of useful links.  The first link started with the basics (unplug unit and see if the outlet is working.  It was).  So then I delved further and found this useful YouTube video.  We followed the steps in the video, found the blown fuse, bought a new fuse for less than $10, installed the new fuse and put the pieces back together, and IT WORKS!  Much cheaper than a new microwave...


  1. That's great! I once changed the light bulb in mine without unplugging it and blew the fuse. I didn't know how to fix it. Never thought of looking for a YouTube video. Whaddayaknow!

  2. That's awesome! I love when I can find easy fixes to problems. Google is a lifesaver :)