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Microwave cuts off after heating for about 3-4 minutes

For some reason, the microwave shuts off completely after cooking for 3-4 minutes. it will cook shorter times without any problems. the fan seems to be working fine, but it is nonvented, and it seems like all the steam is getting caught in the oven and not getting vented out. it shorts out and the power stays off for about 15 minutes before restoring. any suggestions?

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There is a overtemperature device inside that is shuting you down until things cool off. Take the cover off and clean up everything as much as possible. Grease from the cooking can get all over everything inside and collect dust buildup enough to obstruct the airflow and cause overheting.

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