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The microwave unexpectedly turns off at random times during cooking. The clock face and everything dies. It is then a random amount of time (5-30) minutes before it comses back. It is not the circuit breaker--it doesnt trip. We also tried plugging the cord into a different outlet (on a different circuit) with the same result.

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For some reason, your magnetron is overheating and the thermostat on the magnetron is opening up or tripping to interrupt power to the unit. It's a safety device to protect the magnetron which can be destroyed by high heat.

First of all, make sure your cooling fan is running and if it is an over-the-counter type microwave, the filter maybe clogged or the exhaust duct may be clogged or there may be an animal has built its nest in the outside vent on the side of your house.

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You could try a new plug just in case, next the fuse inside or thermal cut out could be @ fault, could be the cable transformer end as it enters the micro.....

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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