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Microwave locked Hi, I have a Panasonic combination Microwave. At the moment everything else is working but not the heating. I susepect it is locked somewhere but don't kow how to open it. Please help.

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  • yangwei90 Jan 23, 2009

    Hi



    There is no error message. I can still use the Grill function, just can't get the food heated. A few weeks ago, somehow I maganed to get it working, and then it is not working again. The door is not locked.

  • Starnley Johnwells
    Starnley Johnwells May 11, 2010

    what error message do you have on your display window?

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If it is working but not heating, then test the high voltage capacitor,the rectifier diode.or the magnetron. If all this are fine, test the control board.If turntable is not running check also the door switch.

The diodeand capacitors can be tested. The capacitor must be allowed discharge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, evenif power is off.Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their two contacts.
Before replacing the magnetron test also the control board.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.



All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts.

You can also order from MicrowaveSvc , they also provide parts.

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