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Microwave works for a few seconds and then the lights and turn table inside shuts off.

Microwave works for a few seconds and then the lignt inside goes off and the turn tables stops as well. The food is still cooking, but we shut it down. We tried starting it again, but it gave the same results. We unplugged it for a few minutes and then it worked, but then again the inside lights and turn table stopped functioning. Any ideas besides replacing the sucker? Thanks, Victor.

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Re: Microwave works for a few seconds and then the lights...

Hi the light and turntable work of a common relay located on main pc board.relay probably dry jointed or sticky or check switches behind door catches

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