Summary: Emergency replacement for a failed microwave hours before everyone was arriving for Christmas weekend dinner! I read the reviews but the closeout price was 'way good and I wanted the inverter, so I bought it with eyes open. OK, got through the family dinner, and one week later the light wouldn't go on during cooking - just during door open. This function is obviously controlled by the infamous door switches.
Summary: Horrible & dangerous - Bought one about 3 years ago and it worked fine for approximately 20 months, then started to refuse to take commands. Eventually we figured out the problem had something to do with the door latching hardware not signaling to the PC board that the door was closed and ready to be safely turned on. Silly me, I thought well it was great while it lasted - this is probably a fluke and I went out and bought another one.
Summary: It seems like its only a matter of time for everyone who buys this until the door messes up. Ours lasted about 2.5 years before the problems started. Now we have to slam it super hard for it to work. Going to buy a new one soon.
Summary: This is absolutely the worst microwave we've ever owned!!! Six months after purchase we started having the same issues that a lot are reporting. You shut the door the light will come on for 3 second then it would quit. After a while it gets to where you have to shut it several time to get it to latch. ( NOTE- if you have kids, to say this is extremely annoying is an understatement!! ) to the point it will not latch at all. We called Panasonic.
Summary: Bought this microwave in 2010. I love it. have never had a problem with it. Big enough to microwave most things. the inverter technology helps make cooking faster and more evenly. It is now, after 4 years giving me an issue in that the turntable keeps slipping. I am quite distressed; I am going out of my way to find the same model. It matches my other appliances, the stainless steel and black is stylish and durable.
Summary: This is a piece of junk do not buy this microwave you will regret it. after a year or sooner the door will no longer work . Panasonic knows about the problem with the door but dose nothing about. They should be sued by all of us that has had this problem.
Summary: Had this machine for about six months; light bulb does not come on while in use or upon opening the door, or does the turntable spin. I lost the receipt due to my carelessness and am stuck with a damaged microwave. The door switch mechanism is poorly designed, after just a few weeks the the door would not close because the piece the latching mechanism is attached to is a flimsy piece of metal that easily bends.