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Is this an existing microwave that just started doing this? I installed a new microwave and it was doing the same thing, ended up being the breaker in my panel wasn't large enough. It didn't flip the breaker, just kept turning off at unit. Changed 10amp to 15amp, problem solved for me

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I have a 18mth old Panasonic dimensions 4 invertor microwave oven that turns on for 3 or 4 seconds and stops altogether,any ideas?


What does the clock say after it stops? Is the time still correct, or is it wrong? Or maybe you mean only the turntable stops spinning, in which case the problem may just be that it needs a new belt! Try RepairClinic.com if that is the case!

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GE spacemaker microwave turns off during cooking and display goes black


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Door Switch




If the microwave runs for a few seconds and then shuts off, a door switch might have failed intermittently. Check each of the door switches for any signs of overheating, arcing, or burning. Also check each of them for continuity. Replace any of the switches that is visibly damaged or that only has continuity intermittently


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Main Control Board




If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops there may be a short circuit in the main control board. Check other components first, these boards are often misdiagnosed.


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If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the touchpad and control panel might be defective. There are several other components that can cause this problem, be sure to check any other components before replacing this board.

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If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the touchpad might be at fault. This is not common. Generally speaking, if the microwave display is working and some of the buttons respond correctly but some don't, the problem is with the touchpad.

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If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the high voltage transformer might have an intermittent short. This is not common. Check other components related to the microwave symptom first.

Thermostat




If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the thermostat might be defective. Watch our video on testing thermostat

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use the DVOM tester and fix it. God bless you

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From the handy owner's manual here:

To set child lock:

1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Touch and hold START more than 4 seconds.
"LOCKED" will appear in the display window with two beeps.

To cancel child lock:

1. Touch and hold START more than 4 seconds.
"LOCKED" will disappear in the display window with two beeps.

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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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may be magnetron spoiled or high voltage section problem,please check circuit andreplace damage parts...

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In most cases, this is a problem with the inverter or a bad magnetron.

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

I would recommend that you contact your nearest Panasonic-authorized servicer. You can find one here.

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