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Microwave will not heat food.

My daughter thought she was setting the timer, but turned on the microwave at high. It ran for 15 minutes before I got inside to turn it off. Now it will not heat anything. Everything else works.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    When a microwave is run empty, the energy is reflected back to the magnetron.

    If it happens for too long, and the thermostat doesn't shut it down, it will damage the magnetron.

    I would say the magnetron is destroyed.

    Would you or a friend want to work on it yourself? I can give you more details and tips.

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