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Runs but wont heat up

I just tried to pop popcorn and nothing happened. It ran the full 3 mins. and never even got warm. What's up with that? Runs normal,just doesn't cook.

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  • Johnpeters Dec 23, 2007

    I just tried to heat up my dinner one night and nothing happened. It put it on for the full 3
    mins. and my dinner never even got warm. What's up with that? I don't care as this microwave isn't min it's my flat mates HAHA LOL

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    I had the same problem. I was told to put the bag of popcorn on an upside down pie dish. It works! A bit inconvenient, but it gets the job done (I have no idea why)

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    Microwave no longer heats food.



  • roger-whitle Aug 21, 2008

    try heating a dinner plate but it wouldnt heat up. and the panel says to change charcoal fiter but I lost the maneal book and dont know where to locate the filter

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    it sounds like it would normally but when you get the item out of the microwave it is not even warm

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    was popping popcorn and the microwave stop heating it continues to run but there is no heat

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Quite often this is due to a bad door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP button) is the primary cause of door switch failure.

Posted on Sep 20, 2006

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    William Miller Oct 09, 2006

    Again, I would bet you have a bad door switch. Try gently pushing down on the door about 1/16" while heaitng up a cup of weater. Thebn see if the water heated.

    Also look for a file called "doorsw.txt" on Google. It explains more in depth.

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Probably magnatron is bad. Best test is to substitute a known good one. There are others but you are in the 4000 volt area of the unit.

Posted on Aug 20, 2006

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