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yes, it does count down

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yes, it does count down
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.

ok the problem with these is they are dangerous to work on, is the turntable turning?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
ok the most likely cause for this is the magnetron has failed, this would need to be replaced by a technician however, there is a government warning on attempting repairs on these, please read this, CPSC Banner

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Electrocution Hazard with Do-It-Yourself Repairs of Microwave Ovens

CPSC Document #5061

The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns against do-it-yourself repairs of microwave ovens. Each year, on average, four people die from electrocution trying to repair their microwave ovens. Microwave ovens use high voltage which makes it particularly hazardous for consumers to remove the cover and touch electrical parts. The possibility for electrical shock from a microwave oven still exists even after the oven is disconnected from the power source. Should certain internal devices fail, even unplugged ovens can cause serious injury.

The Commission strongly recommends that consumers have professionals repair microwave ovens because electrical appliances can be hazardous if consumers expose live electrical parts.



Removing the cover of your microwave oven and touching an electrical part can kill you.

Have a professional repair your microwave oven


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