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Unit shuts down after approximately two minutes and stays off for approximately 10 minutes before coming back on as if a circuit breaker tripped and that unit will not come on

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William,
Sounds like your thermal overload is tripping out. The first thing I would suggest is looking for your vent holes where the internal fan pulls in cool air for cooling purposes, and you could find that those holes may be blocked with lint. Clean that off and see if that makes any changes. If it still does that, I would recommend having a professional look at it because there is some seriously dangerous voltage that can be stored in there and you do not want to angle with that. Hope this helps!

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I appreciate your inquiry, David!

From the information you have provided your Frigidaire microwave shuts off and then will factory restart. It sounds like a possible problem with your control panel or a faulty wiring harness. I would recommend seeking assistance from a professional. They would need to properly disassemble your microwave and test each electrical component to pinpoint the problem within it. The technician has the appropriate tools needed to complete the repair without causing personal injury or any future issues with the microwave. Best of luck! -Matt

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Check your other appliance. You may have tripped a break. If they are all functioning, and you have no dead outlets in your kitchen, then the unit will need to be serviced. Hope it's the breaker.
a 1200w microware will draw 10 amps all by itself. Your outlets are most likely on 15 amp breakers, so it wouldn't take much amp draw from another kitchen appliance to trip the breaker.

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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.
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During the cooking for our Christmas dinner the temperature started declining from the 350 degrees to 280 degrees. We tried the top burner to make sure the stovetop was working and the whole thing shut...


Hi Jane,
Ouch! Sorry about the Christmas dinner. I sounds as though the circuit breaker tripped.
First, find the circuit breaker panel.

1 Check to see if a breaker has tripped. These breakers are double sided because stoves are
240 volt appliances, like the water heater or the house heater. There is a bar that connects
two single breakers together. The breaker will be slightly off center to the other breakers if it is tripped.
2 If it HAS tripped DON'T TURN IT ON YET
3 Go back to the stove and plug it in.
4 Turn on a top burner(not the one that may have tripped the breaker) preferably one that you know works that you don't use very much.
5 Go back into the garage and turn on the breaker.
6 If it goes on OK go back to the kitchen. You have done the first diagnostic test.
7 Check the burner to see if it is getting hot. If it is, turn it to high and then turn on the burner that blew the breaker in the first place. See if it blows the breaker again. If it does not. Turn on all of the burners that you know work. You have now done several Diagnostic Steps that are important.
8 If one of the burners trips the breaker, you have one of the culprets. If not, GREAT.
9 Shut off all of the burners
10 DO NOT TURN ON THE OVEN
11 Open the oven door and look very carefully with a flashlight at the bottom bake heating element. Look at the the entire element. If it blew (similar to when a light bulb blows) you will
find white powder around the hole in it or it will be completely broken, or have bubbles in it. Some indication like that. If so it has failed and must be replaced.
12 There is one other rare possibility, but it would not have blown the breaker. Many ovens have clock baking timers. These timers will, shut down the oven. If someone adjusted the timer and didn't turn the knobs in the exact right position. It will ruin the party shutting down the oven at the worst time. But it won't shut the stove top burners down.
IF YOU HAVE FUSES INSTEAD OF BREAKERS
If you have fuses instead of circuit breakers, Find several of the large cylinder shaped fuses to conduct the diagnostic tests I suggest. They are usually available at home depot.
RARE PROBLEM
One last but very rare occurence with breakers is their specifications sometimes change over a long period of time. If that is the case, they will trip and lower and lower overload levels. Simply Replace.

I hope this helps,
Good Luck
Best Regards,
Mark

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There is an automatic circuit breaker that it tripping. One of two options
1) Something in your oven is either malfunctioning (difficult to find and replace). It is likely better to just replace than pay to have it fixed.

2) The house circuit that you are using is not providing enough power to the microwave. Check if something else is connected on the same circuit. A microwave runs poorly when not getting the full 115 volts that it was designed for and may fall into a safe mode and shut down for a while.

Newer houses should have the microwave on a dedicated circuit and should not have this problem - I say should not because electricians can make mistakes too.

You can try to trip your microwave circuit and see if anything else stops working. If so, that is likely why your microwave is falling into a safe mode - it is not getting enough juice.

If you have an older home (pre 1995), try to find what else is on your microwave circuit by tripping the breaker as listed above, then not using the other appliance when using the microwave.
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