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When running for some time, like baking potatoes, it runs for about 8-10 minutes and then turns off because of overheating. After a while it resets itself and can be used again. It is very new.

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Assuming the internal cooling fan is working (is it?) then I would say you have a dying magnetron.

    It's very important for unrestricted cooling air flow to be present.

    Please check the air flow and let us know what you find.


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If it's less than a year old, you should contact the manufacturer for free warranty repair.

If it's older than that, the magnetron should be covered for anywhere from 5-9 years.

I would certainly contact the manufacturer. If you don't have your owner's manual, please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you link up with them.

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