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Panasonic microwave ''times out''

No matter what time is set, the microwave works for exactly 17 seconds then switches to start up mode. Always 17 seconds!
Can anyone tell me what has gone faulty? Is it economically repairable, or do I need to buy a new microwave?

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  • she2656 Feb 18, 2009

    Hi artico07.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Unfortunately switching it off, leaving it, then switching it back on hasn't solved the problem - still 17 seconds then power down!

    Guess I now need to find someone who can check it and repair it.

    Are control boards expensive - I bought the combi because I didn't have an oven, now I've got a range with oven and grill so only need the microwave. If repair is too expensive I might just buy a new stand-alone microwave.

    Thanks for trying for me.

    She

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Sounds like the control has become corrupted. try unplugging the unit for 5 min plug it in and try it again.. if it continues to do it then the control board may need to be replaced..

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