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We have a Toastmaster by Apollo Microwave oven (Over the Range style) and was using it without an issue when suddenly while opening the door, the light goes out, panel goes dark and microwave breaker tripped. Reset the breaker and the outlet comes back on, but the microwave is completely dead. no lights, no fan, no nothing.
Problem is this is an odd size microwave in a cabinet (22") and I'm not sure if it can be replaced very easily.
Are these units generally repairable? I realize it is cheaper to replace than repair but if you can't find a replacement due to the size, I am wondering if they can be repaired. Maybe just a fuse? but something caused it to trip the breaker, so I'm assuming it needs to be repaired.

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Over the years, there have been LOTS of reports exactly like yours. Apparently, the Apollo Halftime Oven is known for that. The general consensus is to buy a quality microwave and replace it.

We were lucky, the Winnebago we bought in 2007 had one. When we sold the RV in 2017, it was still going strong. Apparently we were the exception.

Google the Apollo Halftime Oven (not just this forum) and read the reviews.


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Mine failed but didn't blow the breaker. The problem turned out to be cracked solder joints where a small transformer is soldered to the main board. So I was lucky to have an easy repair. Removing and reinstalling the oven from its hanging top mount, after removing some nailed-in cabinetry, was the worst part of the job. Getting the case off was the 2nd worst part.


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Mine is a toastmaster by apollo model ad-13b
I don't know about Apollo Halftime. That's not what I have.

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Micro's are cheap, buy a new one and if it don't fit, buy some trim and make it fit.


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These are built-in compatible.

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SidecarFlip wrote:

Micro's are cheap, buy a new one and if it don't fit, buy some trim and make it fit.

Not sure if I can do that because this is an "over the range" microwave. No room to go wider and can't find a 22" OTR Microwave anywhere. I can find 22" non-over the range, but I am not sure if I can put a non-otr unit over the cooktop. I would think the cooktop would need a vent,etc. [emoticon]

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pauldub wrote:

These are built-in compatible.


These would work except none of them appear to be Over the Range style. The hole is over the range and I am not sure if a non-OTR style can work there. Doesn't the range need a vent and heat protection? [emoticon]

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DO NOT try to repair the microwave yourself. Inside there are items that can deliver a lethal jolt of electricity even if not plugged in.

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OOPS.. answering the wrong question

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