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MCD165UW MY MICROWAVE SHUTS OFF AUTOMATICALLY AFTER 3 MINUTES AND CAN'T RESTART FOR ANOTHER 3 OR 4 MINUTES

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SOURCE: microwave cuts off after heating for about 3-4 minutes

There is a overtemperature device inside that is shuting you down until things cool off. Take the cover off and clean up everything as much as possible. Grease from the cooking can get all over everything inside and collect dust buildup enough to obstruct the airflow and cause overheting.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: Panasonic microwave shuts off

If the digital programmer circuit / controller does not get a feedback signal from the inverter for a period of 3 seconds, the controller will stop the cook cycle.

Due to the lethal voltages used and produced in inverters, I do not recommend that an inexperienced person work on these.

You can find an authorized Panasonic servicer here.

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Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: my microwave shuts down after 3 - 4 minutes of

Sounds like a thermal fuse on the main transformer.

Check that the airflow through the airvents on the underneath and rear of the oven are not blocked or fluffed up and that the microwave oven is not operated in a confined space.

Try operating it on a table with a good 6 inches of space on all 4 sides and see if that helps.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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SOURCE: microwave runs about 3 to 4 minutes and shuts off

It sounds like the magnetron is not working properly and the temperature sensor is expecting temperature rise, it is not getting any and shuts down.
Hope that expalins it for you.

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

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SOURCE: My microwave shuts off after cooking for 1 minute

You didn't mention your brand or model number, but it sounds like it may be a noisy magnetron.

See this FixYa solution. even if your model number is different.

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I would bet that either your internal cooling fan is not running, or the magnetron is otherwise overheating.

We have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are operating here.

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