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I warmed my merry calendar frozen dinner, The microwave create a smell like something got burn and the food don't get hot/warm, another word the microwave is no longer cook the food. What is the problem? Is it major or minor? Thank you.

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Magnetron (supplies microwave radiation [energy]) or any of the high voltage components internally. More than likely, the HV (high voltage) diode has burned out and is probably cheaper to purchase a new one than have someone repair it unless they can do it for free or you simply pay for the part.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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