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My sunbeam 900 watt microwave oven (model # sgb8901) runs okay when there is nothing in it, however when i put food inside to heat up it will run for a second then stop. If I try to start it again it stops right away. I've only had it for 5 days...I don't have the box to take it back to the store so if there is a way I could fix it that would be great.

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SOURCE: Sunbeam microwave model SGB8901 will not stop running.....

I had the same problem, but didn't have the box anymore. The store let me exchange it for another one but that one is doing the same thing too.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

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maby it's the magnetron, i need more information, a good way to test the magnetron is to put a small HE-NE lamp in a glass filled with water (HE-NE lamps) are found in any radioshack (La source) store, if the lamp glowes orange it meens the magnetron is good, if it is not glowing then the magnetron is dead, (the magnetron is allmost the price of the oven) it could be a fuse but if you have to change the fuse replace it with the same type (normaly ceramic german type) NOT GLASS

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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That will either be the magnetron or the power transistors inside having failed. If you get lucky a repair shop might be able to fix it reasonably but usually it is time to look for a replacement as the repairs cost more than the new one.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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There's a problem with the magnetron, if it's brand new return it ask for a replacement...

Posted on Aug 27, 2011

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