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Cuts off when gets too hot

When i bake potatoes for 4 or more monutes it gets too hot and cuts off and won't come back on. i have to store microwave for weeks un plug and sometimes it will start to work after that.the microwave is new just over 1 yr old.

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Inside your microwave is a heat censor, if it cuts the microwave off then its to hot for safty have a good look round the back of it to check that the air vents are all clear and that a good air supply can get all around it when its cooking food,,, iv seen so many microwaves tucked away into a small place, and they will all cut out when they get to hot,,,1100 watts gets very hot too!

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