Question about Microwave Ovens
I looked at the previous "solution" to your first inquiry. Let's set that aside, shall we...
Generally, faulty door switches will cause it to either run but not heat, not start, or blow the fuse as the door is opened or closed.
You ran this in timer mode for a few minutes, then it died?
This is often a case that the oven was actually running (cooking) empty.
This will cause the magnetron to overheat, and its attached thermal cutout (or thermostat, depending on the model) to open.
If it's a good thermostat, it will cool down and come back on.
If it's a thermal cutout or bad thermostat, it will not come back on.
At our site, we now have a video available showing how to remove a typical control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.
The mini manual will show the location of the thermal cutouts / thermostats.
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Posted on Aug 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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