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F3 mag current

This torendo is working fine with most of the functions, but tries to quit early saying remove food ! and error message comes f3 mag current ( all the time)
any suggetions help?
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It has a problem with its timer plus the tempratuture controller sensor.both this things should be checked.normal sevicing can many times solve a problem if not a minor reparing by a sevice technician will help.
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Circuit breaker tripped - microwave circuit defective.

Solution

Place the oven into "oven off" mode for 2 minutes, doconnect the plug for minimum of 2 minutes, replug and press "oven on" key

If the problem comes back the micoware needs repairs, contact your dealer or turbochef

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    For service or information call:

    Customer Service at 800.90TURBO or +1 214-379-6000

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    electric oven, not a microwave my mistake. it looks like a microwave

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Well...seems that you have an early warning of a possible failure of a major component. Is this unit still under warranty, by chance?

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The next part is extremely dangerous, if you have no background in electric STAY OUT. CALL A PRO you will be working with 5000 volts.

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2. Enter the test mode. (From the OVEN OFF mode, simultaneously press

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With that said you will need a clamp on ampmeter to measure the current to narrow down the problem.

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