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I have a Panasonic microwave oven NN-L531WF. Countertop, 1100 Watts. It's 8 years old. Used about 5 times a day to heat water for a cup of coffee (60 seconds). Problem: All of a sudden, it runs only 3 seconds, then stops and goes back to zero (0). This happens with any time punched in, 1 minute or 2; 40 seconds; 15 seconds. It starts OK, but stops every time after 3 seconds. Questions: (1) What causes this? (2) Is it worth to pay lots of $$$ to have it repaired, or should I just throw it away and get a new one? Thanks for any useful suggestion. -- Rey

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Personally I would get a new one just to have it checked out will be over 50.00 in the US

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

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SOURCE: Microwave shuts off after 3 seconds

Although your model number doesn't seem to show up, the NNS950-series units are powered by an high-voltage inverter. And yours has failed. While an inverter (switched-mode power supply) is more efficient from a power consumption standpoint, it is more complex, thus more statistically prone to fail. These should only be examined and worked on by someone who has the necessary technical qualifications. Seriously. Often the machine-soldered connections in a microwave inverter are too weak, so they eventually fail, especially if heat is high in the area. They sometimes fail catastrophically. When not catastrophically damaged, you may hear clicking or squealing and may smell an electrical odor, which is sometimes obscured by the cooling fan. Sometimes a whole new inverter is cheaper than the time and labor required to fix the old one. If a technician is willing and able to troubleshoot and repair the inverter to component level, it will may be expensive, but may be worth it, especially if he or she will resolder and reinforce connections as needed as part of a thorough repair. That could easily make your inverter beter than a new one! You might be able to get some verbal estimates if you call Panasonic-authorized appliance / microwave repair shops and ask then specifically about inverter component-level repair and simple inverter replacement costs for your exact model number.

Posted on Dec 28, 2006

SOURCE: Panasonic Model nn-s252bf.....not heating probably

check magnetron related circuit, any loose contact is there the above problems comes to oven, thats why check all wiring at high voltage section...

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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SOURCE: start but shut off after

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. You can find one here.

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

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic Model No. NN-S933BF Microwave Oven

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

joust
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SOURCE: Panasonic NNC980 - stops working after 3 seconds

you have a bad inverter board.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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