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Panasonic microwave oven works for about 20 second and stop!

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by Louis121, 26 Sep 2005.

  1. Louis121

    Louis121

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    Hi guys
    I have a Panasonic microwave oven and last night I put two microwavebel meal in side for 15 minuets (on the instruction for cooking mentions 8 minuets each and they were two so I set it for 15 minuets) and about 10 minutes in I smelled smoke, like electrical wire and I stop it lift it for couple of hours and tried it again but the microwave works for about 20 second and stop! :( I tried few times but it's the same but the oven works fine! Anybody know what's wrong with it? :?: Thanks
     
  2. breezer

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    its had it

    unless you know exactly what you are doing, i wouldn't bother they are cheap enough for a new domestic one
     
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  4. tiredengineer

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    I'm guessing that this is the "inverter" model.
    If it is, you're looking at a costly repair. Magnetron and inverter board will both be faulty. Normal cause is faulty magnetron which in turn blows the inverter board.
    Power off before working on any appliance.
     
  5. fido

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    Magnetrons do get quite hot when run for long periods like 15 minutes. It is better to try to avoid having the microwave on full power for that long but the lower power settings are OK as there will be off periods when the magnetron can cool down.
     
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