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Microwave stops working after about 4 min. then comes back on after about 5 min.

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Does this happen when your cooking with the stove top, if so, then its causing the mircowave to be too hot.

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SOURCE: stops working after 5 mins

make sure it has a good airflow around it, check the vents to see they are not blocked off by some object or dust. I suspect the safety sendor is turning the unit off to perevent overheating.

Microwaves that are contained in nooks and cabinets suffer from this problem regularly

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Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave Model WES1450DM1BB I boiled 4 cups of

Owners of a GE WES model might want to look at this blog post.

I'm sure the magnetron overheated and tripped the magnetron's thermal cutout.

I'd strongly suggest taking it back if you can.

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

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