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I ran the microwave for about 6 minutes without anything in it and it overheated and shut down. How do I fix it?

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Microwaves can be very dangerous, even FATAL to work on if you are not a qualified technician, and even then I know of problems, it may not be the advice you're looking for, but with the price of a new microwave, versus the price of parts and the time and danger involved if not qualified, you may want to really consider replacing it, or having a qualified technician look at it, that being said, you can probably see a schematic and order parts from Sears Parts Direct website. I hope this helps, please give a fixya rating if it does

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