01-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Diagnosing Panasonic microwave oven stoppages:
If it stops after 22 seconds, that means the controller has detected a problem, usually a problem with the inverter, controller, magnetron, or a bad connection from one or the other.
If it stops at 16 seconds and is a sensor model, it probably has a defective humidity sensor.
If it stops after 7 seconds, it has a problem with the inverter.
If the digital programmer circuit / controller does not get a feedback signal from the inverter for a period of 3 seconds, the controller will stop the cook cycle.
Or see if this describes what's happening:
Put in time, push start and unit runs for 2 seconds, relay clicks, unit goes off. Cook time on display goes off and clock time comes back. Bad upper interlock switch and charred connector. If so, see:
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/safety.txt http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/disassembly.txt http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/doorsw.txt
It may be a loose connection in the wiring between the inverter, magnetron, and/or control board, or maybe one of those components has failed.
Due to the lethal voltages used and produced in inverters, I do not recommend that an inexperienced person work on these.
You can find an authorized Panasonic servicer here.
In Canada, you can find an authorized Panasonic servicer here.
In the US, you can order Panasonic parts and accessories from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.