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My microwave keeps going to F-4 what is the problem?

Trying to bake a baked potato it will go for a few seconds n pop up with F-4

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F4 can mean different things on different microwaves, can mean its over heating (vents blocked or fan not turning) or that the turn table is not moving or cannot read it moving.

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