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I have a Panasonic Genius 1100w. I wanted to defrost frozen juice carton, which I now realise is foil lined. The microwave switches itself off and is not heating. Hope you can help. Have guests coming for dinner in a few hours. Loretta

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  • loretta612 Sep 05, 2010

    Hi Azraelsrl

    Unfortunately unplugging it from the wall didn't solve the problem. Sounds like the magnetron was damaged. I'm thinking to buy a new microwave.

    Thanks for your suggestions.


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The tin foil has acted as a short and overstressed the oven. Unplug it from the wall for 30 minutes, this will allow the capacitors to drain away reseting the unit, and try again. If it's the same then the magnetron (the device that is generating the heat) was damaged and to fix that a repairman is needed - very high voltages inside.

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  • Azrael SRL Sep 05, 2010

    Ye, probably it will be cheaper in the end to just get a new unit.


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