Question about Panasonic NN-S251 Microwave Oven
My son was using the microwave, he opened the door to turn the plate inside, when he shut the door and pushed the start button, the timer still counted down and the interior light goes on, but no motor runs. Could this just be a fuse or is it the motor to the microwave? The fan for the range hood still works, just the microwave part is what is not working.
I know that this is an old post but a really common problem. The secondary interlock switch is bad. This problem is caused by only one thing : Opening the door while the unit is in cook mode. This action burns up the contacts in that switch. This bad habit causes about 60% of all microwave oven 'deaths'. The switch sticks closed and the monitor switch blows the monitor fuse, to prevent the possibility of the unit cooking while the door is open. Push the stop button before opening the door and your microwave oven will 'live' three times longer. At least from this condition....
Posted on Sep 20, 2013
It is possible that the magnatron is bad but hard to say on a no heat problem without checking all components. A lot of model give 5-7 yr warranty on that part.
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
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