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Microwave works great for a few minutes (~3) then the sound changes noticeably going much quieter and the food gets no warmer. The carousel continues to turn. All keypad functions work normally. I let the microwave sit for a while - maybe a half hour- and then it will work again. I've replaced the magnetron and the symptoms are unchanged. Any suggestions what to look at next and how best to test?

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Next test... Unplug it for 60 seconds with door open (to drain power) to see if problem is with internal compute.

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