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Microwave shuts down when hot

The microwave shuts down completely when it gets hot. i have suffent space around the unit for air circulation. what can i do.

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Most microwaves have a temp sensor or moisture sensor. Maybe your one has gone faulty or the magnetron itself is causing it to shutdown. Get it checked up.

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Freezer has ice in it and the fridge isn't cooling


Hello Cass, being that you have a top mount, the vent in the freezer is what circulates air down to the Fresh Food section, making it cool. Here are a few simple troubleshooting tips that may help you resolve this issue:

First check clearances around your refrigerator. There must be adequate space around a refrigerator with a static condenser so that air can circulate properly. Proper clearances include 1" at the back and 3" on top of the refrigerator.


Examine your doors. If the doors have been opened too often or for too long, this may have allowed warm air to enter the refrigerator. Make sure to shut the door completely and be sure not to keep the door open for too long. Even leaving a door slightly open can allow too much warm air intake. Make sure refrigerator is level and keep food and containers from blocking the door closing.


Check the door seal. You do this by placing a dollar bill between the body of the refrigerator or freezer and close the door. The dollar bill should stay in place and pull out with a small amount of resistance. If the dollar bill falls out when placed between the gasket and cabinet, double check to see if the door is being blocked by anything that may be stopping it from closing. If nothing is stopping the door from closing then replace the gasket.


Check to see if the condenser is dirty. A dirty condenser cannot release heat efficiently into the surrounding air. Cleaning the condenser may be necessary, more if you have animals in the house. If you have condenser coils, they should be wiped occasionally with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. The condenser coils should be wiped occasionally with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust.
Check for any obstructions to the vent to ensure proper air flow. If the vent is blocked, the air in the refrigerator will not get cool.


I recommend to double check the freezer control. If the freezer control is set too warm, set freezer control to a colder setting and allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.


If these assessment measures prove to be ineffective, I would strongly suggest contacting an authorized service technician who would be better able to assist you in the diagnosis and repair of your unit. You can often locate an experienced technician in your area by going to the manufacturer website.

Aug 18, 2013 | Electrolux Microwave Ovens

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Microwave stops working when heating food


Foods that are low in density or low in moisture (such as bacon and popcorn, respectively) can cause the magnetron to overheat.

That's because there is not enough of either mass or moisture to absorb enough of the microwave energy put out by the oven.

The excess energy then reflects back to the magnetron and causes a standing wave (like a poorly tuned transmitter antenna) and causes the magnetron to overload and overheat.

When the mag gets too hot, it trips the magnetron thermostat, a protective device which rests when it cools.

If this overheating is a persistent problem, a stopgap is to put about 1/3 to 1/2 a cup of water in a microwave-safe container (a Pyrex measuring cup is ideal) in a REAR CORNER of the microwave whenever you cook such items. This will help absorb excess energy, but you may have to increase cooking time just a little.

And of course I always suggest that food items be placed off-center in the microwave, NOT in the center of the turntable, otherwise the food is not exposed evenly enough to the microwave energy and will not heat as efficiently as it could.

(Placing it in the center is sort of like stirring paint by twirling a stick in the center instead of pulling it around in a circle in the paint can).

Such inefficient heating wastes the energy at best, and at worst it puts a strain on the magnetron.

If a magnetron is repeatedly subjected to such stress, it will prematurely fail. It will also draw excessive current, which can strain the high-voltage transformer.

That in turn will often lead to the oven's drawing excessive current, resulting in a hot cord and plug, and the fuse will blow - hopefully before the transformer or magnetron does!

An overheating magnetron can be due to:

  • operating oven without cover(s) in place
  • wrong magnetron installed in oven
  • an old or otherwise failing magnetron
  • cracked magnetron magnet
  • improper power line voltage (should be 110-125VAC)
  • foods low in moisture (popcorn & bacon, e.g. - add 1/2 cup of water in rear oven)
  • failed or inoperable cooling fan or hood vent exhaust fan
  • deteriorating foam weatherstripping seals in air ducts or on outside cover
  • blocked air vents (dust, animal nest debris, insufficient free air space behind & around oven, etc.)
  • clogged or greasy charcoal filter or grease filter
  • blocked duct in hood vent exhaust

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Jenn air microwave model jmv820aas shut down completely, what do i do?


I'm guessing you might mean JMV8208AAS?

If so, then the service manual is at our site here.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

mini_manual_behind_grille_small.jpgdee77f7.jpgAt our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can order Jenn Air parts here.

Your problem will be either the line fuse, or one of the thermal cutouts / TCOs in the unit.

In case it needs circuit board repair, see this link.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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GE microwave (JVM1650wh01) shuts off after running just a few seconds


MOST times this is because of a poor air circulation around the unit, especially those built into cupboards.
Make sure the vents are clear of the back wall and that there is a good airflow. The sensor detects temperature rise in about 20 secs and will turn it off.

If the air vents are OK then I would suspect a fault with the sensor itself. It has possibly shifted away from where it should be positioned( vibration). You may have to remove the outer shell casing and see if its in its cradle.

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My unit will shut down completely periodically


Some appliances do not work well when used on a gfci protected circuits. Move the microwave to an outlet that is not reqiured to be gfci protected and it should work fine . If you do not have a dedicated outlet for your microwave , it is a good idea to install one , or have an electrician install one for you.

Jan 07, 2010 | GE JVM2070 Microwave Oven

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Amanda RR 800 Microwave just quit heating.


What about lights and display are they working?

If so then it is the Magnatron ( heart) which is the most expensive part to replace. Cheaper to buy a good used one than to try and repair it economically.

If there is no display, lights etc then it is possibly a fuse and this can be accessed by removing the outer cover. Fuse is located on top of inner cabinet.

Finally if you were defrosting or cooking and suddenly all went pearshape. It may just be an overheat response. It is essential to have a good airflow around the unit. In hot weather and when built in the heat builds up quickly and triggers the sensor to shut down to prevent fire.

It takes about an hour or so to recover and all works once more. Make sure the vents are not blocked and even have an electricial fit a small fan in the back of the space to assist the microwave from overheating. The fan in the microwave only circulates air in the interior of the mvave.

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My ifb microwave oven is getting hot outside while


Normally when u cook food in microwave the fod is cooked by microwaves, which means the heat is generated with in food. The temperature inside is never too hot and all the heat produced is absorbed with in the food.

On the other hand when the grill is switched on, a separate heatting element gets switched on. You can see this red hot element on the top side of inside of microwave. the heat from this element gets transferred to food through air circulation. But partof heat also gets transferred to the walls of microwave oven. This is the reason the wall feel hot during use of grill.

As i see ther is no problem with the microwave itself. Jut kep delicate thngs a bit away from the microwave.

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Spilled some water on top ge micro wave while cleaning cabinets


YOUR BLOWER FAN MAY HAVE QUIT AND WITHOUT THE AIR CIRCULATION IT OVERHEATIND THE INTERNALS OF IT AND UNFORTUNATELY THIS UNIT WILL COST YOU MORE TO FIX THAN GETTING A NEW ONE. RED HOT IS VERY BAD ON A MICROWAVE

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The paint or inside in my microwave oven was bubbling up. I didn't think much of it until my husband came down with tongue cancer. He didn't smoke or drink. The only thing that was strange was the way my microwave was bubbling up inside. We were given very grim news, but in time and by swithcing hospitals, my husband is now ok and has been cancer free for 5 years. If ever my microwaves start blubbling up, I throw them out, it wasn't worth the health hazards.

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Microwave stopped working completely


Fan turned on after cooking because a thermostat got to hot and tripped turning on the fan to try to cool the unit.  The unit went completely dead when thermal fuse tripped which is located above the cavity on the left side.

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