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CS Code Got a CS code, checked things out and found the upper magnatron was bad, burned a hole in the air duct. Replaced the magnatron, still get a CS code after 5 secs or so. I tested and checked the lower magnatron and it seems to work fine. Not sure why its cutting off after a few secs. Any thoughts work be great. Thanks, Frank Monteleone 914.646.8105 after 4 seconds of running a cs code pops up

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Failure of any one or more of the following components: HV board (see next step), HV diode (High Voltage Diode Test), HV capacitor (see next step), interlock switch, triac , HV transformer

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Inspect foil side of HV board for burned tracks (foil) toward lower side of board. If burned, check HV capacitors and HV transformers for a short. Otherwise test other components as outlined above.

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