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We have a panasonic NN-P994SFR that has worked great for four years. A few days ago the machine went completely blank. No power, nothing. The circuit TO the microwave is totally fine. Is there a fuse or something that may have blown inside the oven?

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SOURCE: Panasonic NN- A712 combination Microwave 1000w - Switches off after 20 seconds

The 22 seconds is the giveaway.

In most cases, this is a problem with the inverter or a bad magnetron.

Due to the lethal voltages used and produced, I do not recommend that an inexperienced person work on these.

I would recommend that you contact your nearest Panasonic-authorized servicer.

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Thanks for this. Thats exactly what I did. It didn't work at first, however, I think it was my impatience! After selecting the Microwave, you MUST wait until you are told via the screen to input the time. It now works fine. Thanks again. Just needed perseverance! Mike

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking TCOs or thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

The TCOs you need to be concerned usually with have all black or white wires only. Please reply with photos of your interior if you have questions.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

You can order Panasonic parts here.

You can find an authorized Panasonic servicer here.

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Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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could it be that i didn't follow the manuel because i got it second hand or is it because something is wrong with it,and i have to get it fixed.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Hi, I have a NN-C784MF

Chances are there are other bad parts blowing the diodes, most likely a MOSFET.

Also, the ESR of the electrolytic capacitors should be checked and all board connections must be checked and resoldered if suspect.

If you're not experienced in troubleshooting switched-mode power supplies (inverters) then you can probably save a lot of timer and money by replacing the whole inverter.

You can find the nearest spare parts supplier by selecting your country then the support links at Panasonic.net.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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