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Cooker won't stay on

When I set the timer and hit the on off switch it starts off good but after about 30 seconds it turns off. I keep trying to start it and keeps shuting down. Actually when I think about it it never has worked for me. I tried using it right after when i bought it. I then pulled out my old one and put it away. i kind of forgot about til i went to use it again today. Now I can't find the direction book. Thanks Marnie

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Re: cooker won't stay on

Your rice cooker has a defect from the time you bought it, you should have taken it back while the warranty was still in effect,but if the warranty is still in effect take it back to the supplier.or have a tech look at it, the problem is in the power supply circuit.good luck.

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