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Whirlpool Talent Microwave The microwave starts off ok, then during cooking its still turning & the light is on but its not cooking. It can go on like this for 8 or 9 minutes and then you hear a small bang when the cooking starts again. Just had it back from the repair place (again!) and its doing the same thing. Also notice now (more so since the last fix) that it takes forever to cook.

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That is the magnetron faulty. The oven stops cooking, as the magnetron lose contact, when the magnetron restart working you hear that loud bang, and it restart radiating.

Replace the magnetron.

You find parts here or here.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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    Ginko Oct 08, 2008

    Note: if you insert correct model number here , you will also get an exploded view of your microwave, this will help you in finding and replaceing the magnetron, located in a slot inside the oven, often on the side where air intakes are.

    Here is a general diagram,
    move the mouse on the picture to find the magnetron. The part to replace in your oven will be similar.



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