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Cycle stops and won't run until the clock is reset

My microwave frequently stops in the middle of a cycle and won't run until the clock is reset.

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    What is your model number?

    Does it always run for a specific amount of time before it stops, or it seemingly random?


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The magnetron cooling fan blade is either slipping on the motor shaft or has spun and fallen completely off the shaft. It can be reattached to the shaft as it just slides on. Several well placed drops of 5 minute two-part epoxy from Home Depot or Lowe's dripped into the hole in the fan blade before you slide it back on will insure that it doesn't come off again

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