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Overheated microwave I thought I turned on the timer and I ran the microwave without anything in it The fan came on and then it shut down completely is it ruined.

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This is exactly what happened to my microwave, to fix this i took out the microwave hot plate were you put the food onto and ran it under cold water, i then put it back into the microwave if you do not have a hot plate run a cloth under some water and wipe the microwave too cool it down, i then took out the plug and turned the switch off,i then left it for a while say 20 min came back put the pug back in and turned on the switch and left it for another 10min i came back and it was working again!!!

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Hopefully the magnetron thermal cutout or thermostat protected the magnetron from destruction!

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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I THOUGHT I SET THE TIMER-YET I HAD SET THE


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Without food for the microwaves to be absorbed by, the magnetron (heating device) would have most likely overheated. There is a thermal overload switch (safety device) that acts like a fuse and turns everything off if overheating occurs like that. You would need someone that could take the microwave down, disassemble and check to see if the 'fuse' is bad or the magnetron is bad, they can both be checked with an ohmmeter. If you need to hire someone to do this, it may cost you more than the cost of a new unit if the magnetron is the item that has failed.

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FixYa's Web site is currently not notifying us when replies to our Clarification Requests are posted, so please reply directly to me with your full number from the tag on the unit so I can help you with free do-it-yourself tips or an estimate.

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