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MCO160UW goes dead after 3 minutes

Just like the other reports, my Magic Chef goes dead after @ 3 minutes of popping popcorn. I went to alot of trouble installing it and we have only had it one day. I think the solution is to return it.

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    Our MCO160UW was also shutting down after we would pop microwave popcorn. It would boot back up eventually. But now it just died. No display or anything. We've had it for less than two years. Piece of junk. Magic chef-- never again!!!

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I had the same problem with mine and called Magic Chef. You are likely overheating a thermal sensor. Somewhere in the manual fine print it tells you to heat things on a plate in the microwave. So, if you put a plate on top of the microwave glass tray and cook the popcorn on the plate, it should be OK.

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I returned the item to Home Depot and they took it back no questions asked.

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Shut's off after cooking popcorn, only popcorn, won't restart for 15 too30min.


Sounds like the magnetron is over heating. Try putting a 4 0z cup of water in the oven along side the popcorn bag. See if this helps. Usually, the oven only runs 2 to 2.5 minutes for a bag of popcorn. You may have to experiment with the slightly different cooking time...

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MCD1611W New, popping popcorn in glass MW corn popper. 3-4 minutes to pop. After popped I open the door and after a few seconds the MW shuts down completely, no lights, no response to pad pushing.


Popcorn is a low-moisture food which can cause a microwave to overheat, as can a failure of the cooling fan or blocked vents.

You should always turn a paper plate upside-down on the turntable (slightly off-center for better heating) and place the popcorn container on top of that.

The paper plate elevates the popcorn for better exposure to the energy and protects the turntable from excessive heat.

Placing food off-center instead of in the center increases exposure to the energy and prevents the same spot on the turntable from being overheated repeatedly, which leads to material fatigue and cracking.

It's also a good idea to put about 1/2 cup of water in a 1-cup microwave-safe container in the corner of the oven when cooking low-moisture foods like popcorn, bacon, and potatoes.

The microwave's magnetron has a thermal protector (thermostat, TCO, or thermal fuse) attached to it.

If the magnetron gets too hot, it can be damaged or destroyed, so the thermal protector opens and disconnects the power to the whole oven.

If it is a resettable device, the power will be restored when the device cools. If it is not resettable, the device must be replaced.

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No! there is no reset, the power surge has more than likely damaged the keypad controller, and on the back is a circuit board that has the microprocessor with additional components that controls the vital areas of the microwave oven. If that is gone, it is cheaper to replace than to repair.

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I arrived home from a week of traveling for work and all of a sudden my magic chef mco160uw doesn't work anymore!


thats life, if it can go wrong it will go wrong?
its just unlucky it went when it did most likly it was sat about and got cold and damp, you come home switched it on,,, it went pop! and died on you
its a comon thing with microwaves there very much like light bulbs,,, work for years then for no reson at all the just dont work any more,,,,,
my advice it check the fuses if all ok, bin the microwave,,, dont be temted to go inside of it as you may just kill your self doing it,,,there are 1000' of volts of power inside the thing and if you tuch the wrong part it fry's you the capacitor can hold its charge for a very long time and this charge will kill
have you ever seen a tazer working???
well this capacitor is its "very big brother!" and its not a case of,,, big deal, only 20.000 volts it realy is a big deal as its more likely to be 200.000 volts
please just bump it if its not a fuse in the plug,,,,,,,
be safe not dead

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Call 888-775-0202 Magic chef they will replace the part free of charge even if its not longer under warranty

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I'd say your magnetron is failing.

The normal parts and labor warranty is probably one year, with a few years extra for the magnetron.

Your owner's manual will have that info. You can download owner's manuals for many Magic Chef models here.

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

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