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My microwave model mco153uw only runs for about 2 minutes…

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My microwave model mco153uw...

My microwave model mco153uw only runs for about 2 minutes then it then dies losing all it s power for about ten minutes. after that the lights come back on.

Contractor's Assistant: Have you tried power cycling the appliance -- unplugging it and leaving it off for a few hours?

No is that a reboot thing

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Yes it s a beach reno that we just bought in febuary and the microwave was working , and we love it. I hate to have to buy a new one since i m pretty broke. Hopeing for a fix if possible

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 2 months ago

This issue means that your magnetron is overheating and the thermal cut out attached to the magnetron is cutting power to the microwave. Nothing else will cause your symptoms. The problem is, the magnetron must be replaced to resolve the issue. The microwave would need to be uninstalled and the outer shell removed to access the part, and the part is about $95 so I'm not sure it's worth fixing--but that's up to you. Below is a link to the part that needs to be replaced.

CLICK HERE for magnetron

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