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Shuts off after cooking a few minutes

My microwave is brand new and we replaced it after our old one started shutting off a few minutes into the cooking cycle. We thought it just died. So we bought this new maytag and the same thing is happening. After about 4 minutes it shuts off and takes about 30 minutes to come back on. I thought it was something with the outlet and hired an electrician to come in. My power supply is fine. He thought perhaps my vent might be plugged. We checked the whole vent up to the roof and that is also fine. We are out of things to look for and need some help!!!

Posted by Janel Tatrow on

  • Minute Apr 30, 2008

    I have had my microwave only a week and the same problem is happening. It works for a few minutes, the power goes out completely and it comes back on in about 20 minutes or so. ( I have to reset the clock.). Please let me know what could be wrong. ...Thanks

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    I also bought a new Maytag microwave recently. The guy who installed it checked to see if it worked okay. The fan sounded very loud and I asked him about it. He didn't know if it was supposed to sound like that, but wrote it down on the invoice. Then right after he left my house, I went to cook something and the microwave had shut off completely, including the clock. I checked the fuse box, plug and everything and they were all fine. I immediately called the store I had purchased it from and while I was on hold the clock came back on and the microwave seemed fine. I hung up and decided to see how it worked for a while.



    Everytime I try to cook something more than a couple of minutes, the microwave shuts off completely like when the power goes out. I am going to call the guys who installed it and have them come back and check the exhaust fan. Thank you for the information.



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Since it's under warranty, I would check with MayTag or a local Maytag-authorized servider: http://maytag.com/support/service_parts.jsp

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If you changed the position on the exhaust fan, go back over the installation instructions again VERY carefully. You might have to adjust a piece on the blower itself, so that it cools the instrument panel. It is very easy to miss in the instructions.

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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