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Oven only works for 30 seconds then blows circuit - no matter where we plug it in and even when it's the only thing on that particular circuit. Oven less than 1 year old. Electrical all new three years ago.

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Hi, the H.V. Capacitor is malfunctioning. i would replace this asap.

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One day the microwave just showed PF on the screen, unplugged and plugged in tried to use it, worked for 30 seconds, stopped and showed PF again. Any ideas? It is only a few years old and used in our...


PF is Power Failure. Check and see if the Oven has a reset switch or power button. Try and hook up an extension cord, plug one end into a usable output (wall plate) and the other into the 110VA line plug attached to the Oven. Turn on....if it works then the problem is a circuit breaker or wall interface. If it fails with the extension, then it is an electrical problem with the microwave device itself. If there are no Reset features on the oven, an internal fuse may blow, or other shorts are occurring. The cost to fix is more than a new unit. Lowes has them as low as $150.00.

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You perhaps have too many large appliances running on one particular circuit. Try unplugging everything you aren't using (coffee maker, toaster, etc) and if that doesn't work, I would suggest contacting an electrician to evaluate the circuits in your kitchen. You could also replace high wattage appliances for smaller ones, say a 750W microwave,

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If it is blowing an internal fuse it could be a lot of things.

-short in the motor
-short in one of the other components
- gunk/dust could be causing a short

If it is your house circuit breaker/fuse then either the microwave draws too much current/amps for the circuit and you should try another circuit or you already have too many things/appliances plugged into the same circuit (not necessarily the same outlet) and need to unplug one or more of them so that the 'fuse' doesn't blow.

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If you got the interior of the unit wet you may just wait a couple of days for it to dry out and it will be ok again. You may also plug your microwave in to another outlet, one that still works when the fuse that blows is unscrewed.

Finally you have a 1000 watt microwave which translates to using 10 amps of power. If you have a 15 amp circuit, looking at the number on the fuse, and you have other things plugged into that circuit like a toaster, toaster oven, coffee pot, hair blow dryer, etc, you may simply have to unplug something else to provide your microwave with the power it needs. good luck.

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If it stops after 22 seconds, that means the controller has detected a problem, usually a problem with the inverter or a bad magnetron.

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.

In Canada, you can find an authorized Panasonic servicer here.

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This sounds like the unit is defective and if I were you I would return for replacment!

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If it blows the fuse as soon as you hit the START button, it's almost certainly a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it blows a few seconds after you hit the START button, it's probably the high-voltage transformer. You'll possibly also smell a faint electrical burning smell from the rear vent after you shut if off.

Microwave can be very dangerous so it is best to have it looked by a professional

 

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