Summary: We bought this in July & loved it. About 5 weeks after we received it & 1 week after the return window was closed, it started to shut off in the middle of a setting. For example, I would set something to heat for 1 min., 30 seconds later it would just shut off.
Summary: We've had this unit about 2 years and have already had three problems with it: 1) The turntable motor went out while still under warranty. Panasonic has arranged it so that the nearest authorized service center to Boulder, CO is over an hour's drive away (there's not even one in Denver!
Summary: we ordered one of these about 2 years ago and it worked fine for about a year then actually blew up. i was cooking with it and sparks started flying everywhere. i liked the size of the microwave and since it was out of warranty i ordered another one like it thinking it was just a lemon.
Summary: After reading several good reviews on this site i decided to order this oven as a replacement for one that had lasted for about 10 years. There were some not-so-good reviews on other sites, but the majority seemed to be positive. However, after only 15 months this unit too is dead.
Summary: Purchased 10/31/09 - Died 10/19/12 After less than three years of service, this microwave has breathed its last! It took only a brief internet search to learn that the error code H97 issue is very common and also fatal.
Summary: I read the other reviews about H-97 and H-98 fatal error codes. Just a tiny per cent, I assured my self. Nothing to worry about. After all, it's a Panasonic. It won't happen to me. Except that it did, after 15 months.
Summary: While defrosting some frozen vegetables on a microwave safe plate, the microwave cracked the glass of the plate and the glass platter (pictured here; Panasonic Microwave Glass Tray (16 1/2") A06014M00AP) that came with the microwave (Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997S)!