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Maytag Microwave stoped working.

Last night it triped a breaker after runing for 4 min and then a second time for about 30 seconds.. Now when I set the breaker it will trip it about 20 to 30 seconds in.. Whats the deal dude?? Can ya Help??

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It could be that the magnetron is faulty and is pulling to much current or the hv transformer is overvolting causing it to pull to much current.you will need to get a clamp meter and put it on the live or negative input lead and turning it on ,if it goes over 13 amp you have a problem with either of these things.you will then have to check the magnetron by disconnectint the wiring and trying it again.if it stills pulls to much current then the h.v transformer will be faulty.hopes this helps regards les

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