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Loss od power

The microwave lost power at the end of a 10 minute cooking cycle. The house power circuit is good but there is no power to the unit( Fan, Light. Clock. or microwave)

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Re: Loss od power

If you're getting power at the outlet, the most common problems causing a "dead" condition are a bad thermostat (or thermal cutout / thermal fuse) on or near the magnetron, a blown internal fuse, or a problerm on the control circuit board. You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: If it seems to be a problem on your control board, we repair these for $39.95 nationwide in most cases. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa:

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

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1) Something in your oven is either malfunctioning (difficult to find and replace). It is likely better to just replace than pay to have it fixed.

2) The house circuit that you are using is not providing enough power to the microwave. Check if something else is connected on the same circuit. A microwave runs poorly when not getting the full 115 volts that it was designed for and may fall into a safe mode and shut down for a while.

Newer houses should have the microwave on a dedicated circuit and should not have this problem - I say should not because electricians can make mistakes too.

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If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:

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