When i turn it on it runs for 2-5 seconds and then shuts off and goes to the clock setting mode. HELP cannot live without microwave
The problem is most likely the magtube, it takes aprox 3 sec for the tube to energize and then it kills the microwave. If you drop the control panel away and start the microwave 90% of the time it will cook fine.
My GE spacesaver did the same thing. It was the magnatron leaking. The tech had me remove the control panel screws and tilt it out. It ran fine, but would then flicker and quit as I moved it back to the normal position. Part was under warranty. Cost about $50 labor when i took it to the tech.
That means the power to the whole microwave or to the control panel is being interrupted. Most models have a wiring diagram inside the cover which shows you the path taken by the power. I would suggest you look over my important safety and disassmebly texts by searching on Yahoo.com (not Google) for microwave circuit repair safety.txt
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