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Microwave shuts down after 3 seconds

I have a MBBS, based on your picture (I have a different model # on the inside plate) Unit will accept time, but when start is pushed, it runs for apprx. 3 seconds and shuts off - displays "cooling"

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You need a new magnetron and inverter board, this is an expensive repair, unit can be replaced with panasonic parts or replaced with same size panasonic unit

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