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Overheated my microwave oven - thought I was using the timer but I set my oven for 65 minutes. It shut off - no lights inside & no power now

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SOURCE: Panasonic NN-2501 Microwave Oven range hood

It is possible that the magnatron is bad but hard to say on a no heat problem without checking all components. A lot of model give 5-7 yr warranty on that part.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Sharp Covection Oven/Microwave stops after 1min on any setting

This 59-second stop failure is due to a problem in one of the damper-related components, most likely the switch, but it may also be the motor or the damper door.

The damper is a door inside that opens or closes depending on cooking mode. If the controller thinks that the door is not in the right position, it will shut down the cook cycle.

See the attached sample photo.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

We even have a video on our site that shows you how to safely & easily remove the control panel assembly to send it for service.

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Posted on May 09, 2008

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SOURCE: overheated microwave

Hopefully the magnetron thermal cutout or thermostat protected the magnetron from destruction!

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave turned on but nothing inside to cook, so now it's dead!

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The magnetron may or may not have been destroyed, but at the very least the thermostat on the magnetron probably was.

Its job is to interrupt power when the mag gets too hot, in order to stop the heating process with the aim of saving the magnetron.

There is a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, & testing.

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Accessing some parts may require you to pull the oven from the wall and remove the cover.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.


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This can happen if one runs the microwave empty instead of user the timer function or if the internal cooling fan fails or if the magnetron is going bad.

Chances are it overheated and the magnetron's thermostat / thermal cutout has failed.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here for free download to help you.

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Microwave may have overheated


There are two thermal protectors which may be blown. If so, it will measure open (infinity) instead of closed (zero ohms).

One is located on the magnetron and one is on top of the oven cavity.

(There is also one located on the floor / base of the microwave but that one's not at issue.)

The magnetron thermal protector *may* be accessible by removing the control panel, but to access the oven cavity thermal protector, you will have to remove the oven from the wall.

If so, the installation instructions here are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can order parts from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

Is it 5 seconds or 5 minutes? The difference coulsd be important, but either could indicate a bad magnetron.

Let us know if the hard reset doen't fix it.

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