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MY MICROWAVE WILL NOT HEAT THE FOOD,, IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WILL START THEN STARTS TO MAKE A LOUDER THAN NORMAL FAN LIKE NOISE. THE ONE i HAVE IS AN OVER THE RANGE MODEL NUMBER JVM1440BH01 S/N 90099313 MICROWAVE.

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Possiblt rectifier gone.

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