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I have a Siemens microwave (inno-wave) that we have had for 3 years. It is a HF 17055GB/02. When I try to cook something, say I set it to cook for 2 minutes, after 23 seconds it stops and reverts back to the digital display clock. It seems clear during that 23 seconds the microwave isn't heating anything. Any idea what might be wrong and whether it is fixable and at what cost. Any help would be appreciated.

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I wonder if this is an inverter-based model... I ask because on Panasonic/Quasar units, a problem with the magnetron or inverter will cause this very symptom.

If so, because of the voltages and currents involved, I do not recommend that someone without experience attempt repairs on an inverter circuit.

I would contact the manufacturer at the number in your owner's manual to find the nearest authorized servicer.

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Posted on Sep 27, 2008

  • onnohennis Nov 21, 2010

    Hello HammerJ,

    I am having the same problem. What is the solution?

    Thnx in advance...

    Onno

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