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It depends on how long it runs and the oven status (idle or dead?) when it shuts down.

It may be that the internal cooling fan is not running or is blocked, and that can cause overheating and thermal shutdown until it cools off.

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Magic Microwave... | Answered on Mar 16, 2017

Tin foil or steel plates in a microwave will burn it out. I suspect it is or has burnt out. Never put anything steel in a microwave.

Magic Microwave... | Answered on Mar 12, 2017

I'm not finding a Magic Chef model MCW1611, but I do see they have models like MCM1611B and MCM1611ST. Maybe it's one of those?

Either way, I would suggest checking your owner's manual to see if it mentions bulb changes. If for some reason you don't have yours, you should be able to download it or a similar one here.

If the manual doesn't cover bulb changes, then you would need to remove the outer cover to get to the bulb, usually located on the right side near the magnetron.

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Magic Microwave... | Answered on Jan 16, 2017

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Magic Microwave... | Answered on Aug 29, 2016

Yes there is most of the time. A new fuse can be obtained from radio shack. Most ovens use a small ceramic cartridge fuse ABC 15 or ABC 20. Please note though that this fuse usually blows because one of the small microswitches in the door circuit is bad (overheated and is burning up inside) or has operated out of sequence with the other several switches. Newer microwaves have one big switch assembly that needs to be replaced when the fuse blows. Make sure the door fully closes when replacing a switch. Be very careful with microwaves. There is very high voltage inside that could severely shock you!

Magic MCB770W... | Answered on Feb 28, 2015

By the name I would think that it is a 1000 watt Microwave. Wattage as in cooking power is what you wanted? Running wattage, a 15 amp circuit will work fine. A 120 volt, 1000 watt microwave will use 13.4 amps (1,600 watts) of electricity in a full power cooking cycle. I think that covers everything! ..:)

Magic Microwave... | Answered on Feb 28, 2015

An internal fuse may have decided to open spontaneously.

Magic MCB770W... | Answered on Jun 23, 2014

Hi Nadia,

There's little to be found on the internet for this model oven now. There should be a name plate / manufacturer's sticker either inside the door - on the jamb; or on the rear near the power cord. If you see a rating given as "120VAC / 1200W" this would indicate INPUT wattage, which would be higher than the amount used for cooking. A typical 1200W rated microwave might have 800 - 1000 Watts of cooking power. If there are 2 ratings for wattage like 120V / 1200W / 850W; the 850 Watts is the amount of cooking power. The cooking power - or wattage - is always lower than the total wattage. If you see a rating somewhere that indicates 900W cooking power, then that would be the cooking power of the oven.

If you're not satisfied or unsure about the information you're finding on the oven - or it is missing - you might want to contact Magic Chef Customer Service Department at (888) 775-0202. They should be able to help you - or pint you in the right direction.

Good luck!

Magic Microwave... | Answered on Apr 07, 2014

Can you supply a make and model number? Most microwaves have fairly easy access to the light bulb from the back. Some even have a panel with a screw or few to access it, while others need to be taken apart more dutifully. If the microwave still functions as normal with the only issue being the light, then the chances are the bulb has blown, and yes, it shouldn't be a terrible issue to replace it.

Magic Microwave... | Answered on Dec 18, 2011

Replacing the Magnetron will fix this heating issue you are having with this microwave. The Magnetron is the device that is responsible for the heating action.

Magic Microwave... | Answered on Nov 12, 2011

Hi ladysilver,

Plz try this link for the manual..hope it works:


Magic Microwave... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011

Browse the manufacturers web site for support.

Magic Microwave... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

Replace the faulty door interlock switches. This is a common problem.
Hope that helps.

Magic MCB770W... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010

Here you go. Just open this link and learn all about your magic bullet. J.

Magic Microwave... | Answered on Aug 02, 2010

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