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Amana oven shuts off

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First you need to be sure the internal cooling fan is running and your air flow is not blocked.
The cooling fan should run anytime you are cooking.
If not, the magnetron will overheat and its thermostat will open, disconnecting power to the unit until it cools off and resets.
If that's not the issue, then you either have a bad connection or a bad magnetron.
You can find exploded views and manuals here:
http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search_results.jsp?searchTerm=***&siteCd=WHRCOM&userType=Consumer
NOTE: On the resulting page, you will need to enter your full model number from the tag on or in the unit.
You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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It may be the fuse, which is usually located on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

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