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Microwave shuts off after 2-5seconds

When i turn it on it runs for 2-5 seconds and then shuts off and goes to the clock setting mode. HELP cannot live without microwave

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  • madchemist24 Jan 22, 2008

    YEP, same problem ... sort of. everything mentioned and more.



    My micro is 2 years old ... and out of warranty. Last weekend the fan came on by itself early in the AM. I tried to turn it off...then noticed the digital display saying to reset the time. I thought we lost power in the over-night. I rest the time and within 5 minutes, the fan was running again and the dispaly said to reset the time. This went on a few more times, the the silly machine accepted the time and everything was fine.



    Later that night, it happened again. This prompeted me to dig up the orginal paperwork. I found the user manual as handy as everyone else. I tried to un plug it and allow for a reset. That seemed to do the trick. It lasted about 4 days before falling into the pattern again. I "reset" it again. Now today, I was heating a micro-meal sandwhich. I set the time for 3 minutes. A few seconds later, the machine turned off. The fan came on and the display said to resetthe clock. I did. I also reset my timer for three minutes to cook my sandwhich.



    The micro cooked for about 15 seconds, shut down and the fan started again. As I walked back into the kitchen, it was smoking from the vent and smelled of electrical melt-down. I unplugged the unit. It continued to smoke for a few more minutes before it was done.



    LG was not very helpful when I called them, They seem to think that two years is good for a machine with a 1 year warranty. I was not amused considering the unit I replaced this one with was 15 years old and still worked.



    Though I need one, I am hesitant to buy another.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    Mine is a GE Spacesaver above range model. It is about 2.5 years old. When we press cook time, no matter how long, and whatever power level is selected the microwave will start, run from 3 to 5 seconds then stop and the display will go blank, it will then give the welcome to GE message asking to please program time and date. I have unplugged and let it sit. I have checked possible filter issues. Nothing has worked. The problem has gotten progressively worse to now it does not work at all.

  • Bennyjoe Jun 13, 2008

    My is GE JVM1440BH03 Serial 900839B 2005 model.

    The units runs and heats for 3 - 4 minutes and completely shuts down. Allow it to seat one hour or so and it will start and run 3 - 4 minutes and completelly shut down again. Also, there is a different sound than when it ran fine.

    Benny

    srcx007@bellsouth.net

  • bigitt Jun 16, 2008

    my microwave lamp is very dim and also the table turns very slow and it does not heat up

  • shirlewis Sep 13, 2008

    Exactly the same. After re-setting the clock it works for two or three seconds and shuts itself down.



    Joe Lewis, Birmingham AL sajolewis@charter.net

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    Same problem. Panasonic NN-H965WF

  • jm_hanna Feb 21, 2009

    I have 2 units and they both do the same thing---run for 3 seconds and shutdown or reseta Panosonic and a Sharp.

    I am pretty clever but I am stumped---Help!!!!

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The problem is most likely the magtube, it takes aprox 3 sec for the tube to energize and then it kills the microwave. If you drop the control panel away and start the microwave 90% of the time it will cook fine.

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My GE spacesaver did the same thing. It was the magnatron leaking. The tech had me remove the control panel screws and tilt it out. It ran fine, but would then flicker and quit as I moved it back to the normal position. Part was under warranty. Cost about $50 labor when i took it to the tech.

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That means the power to the whole microwave or to the control panel is being interrupted. Most models have a wiring diagram inside the cover which shows you the path taken by the power. I would suggest you look over my important safety and disassmebly texts by searching on Yahoo.com (not Google) for microwave circuit repair safety.txt

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