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Microwave oven turns off

This is a 2 1/2 year old oven, recently started to turn off while working, sometimes it doesn't turn back on by itself so I have to disconnect/reconnect. I noticed that the wires get a bit warm when it stops working. Now takes like 5 times to reset in order to work. The oven is on its own 30 Amp breaker. What part could be causing this? Thanks for your help. I Have A Smeg FME20EX, which keeps turning off, after a couple of minutes, is it worth getting repaired, of should I scrap, it is about 2/3 years old, thanks.

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    I have a Smeg FME20EX, which keeps turning off after a couple of minutes, is it worth getting repaired, of should I scrap it, its about 2/3 years old

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Many over-the-range microwave ovens suffer from intermittent problems caused by excessive moisture from the range/stove entering the microwave cabinet and collecting on the circuitry. Often the problem is with one or two simple connections that may need tightening or soldering. But, to repair these components, the microwave cabinet needs to be opened. So we recommend that you seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.

It may be worth getting it repaired. Shop around for prices and see if it is worth your while to repair it or simply buy a new one :)

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