Question about Amana AMC5101AAS Stainless Steel 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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I have owned a AMC5101AAW for about three and a half years. It has been a good microwave,perfect for my needs. The display went black and the buttons didn't work right after I boiled a cup of water for tea this morning. An hour later the display window showed a 8888 indicating the power was on. I set the clock and put a cup of water in the oven. As soon as I pressed the start key the power went off again. Also when I shut or open the door the power may or may not go on but although the clock and input buttons appear to work each time the display lights up everything stops when I push the start button. I tried this a few times. Also I don't know if this could have contributed to the problem but the oven overheated while I cooked a casserole a few months ago. I don't remember the timing exactly but it needed more than 12 minutes of cooking time. It stopped working just like today but started working a few hours later and has been ok until today. My question: Is this worth fixing? I'm thinking I might be a power supply or maybe a card has burnt out. I don't know what it cost to have a microwave fixed but if it's close to the price of a new one it is probably not worth it. Thank you in advance for your help.

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It sounds like it could be just a bad crimp connector supplying power to the whole system, which would have to be the fuse holder on the mains input panel.
Worth a look!

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