Diagnosing Panasonic microwave oven stoppages:
If it stops after 22 seconds, that means the controller has detected a problem, usually a problem with the inverter, controller, magnetron, or a bad connection from one or the other.
If it stops at 16 seconds and is a sensor model, it probably has a defective humidity sensor.
If it stops after 7 seconds, it has a problem with the inverter.
If the digital programmer circuit / controller does not get a feedback signal from the inverter for a period of 3 seconds, the controller will stop the cook cycle.
Or see if this describes what's happening:
Put in time, push start and unit runs for 2 seconds, relay clicks, unit goes off. Cook time on display goes off and clock time comes back. Bad upper interlock switch and charred connector. If so, see:
It may be a loose connection in the wiring between the inverter, magnetron, and/or control board, or maybe one of those components has failed.
Due to the complexity and lethal voltages used and produced in inverters, I do not recommend that an inexperienced person work on these.
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If you have other questions, please feel free to contact me directly (see below).
.- William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
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