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Microwave on but not heating

We have been having problems with our Whirlpool Model MH6150XMS. If it is in use for 5 minutes or more, it would not heat anylonger. It comes on and seems to be working, but not heating. I would have to unplug for a minute and plug back in to get it to work. This was for about three months. Now it does not heat at all. It comes on as if it is working properly, but does not heat.

Thank you in advance for the help!!!

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Chak the microwave coil its has been burned out so u need to replace it

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When the microwave sounds okay, but there's no heat, one of the internal door switches, the high voltage circuitry, or the circuit board may have a problem. To resolve this problem, you need the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.

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This is going to require electrical troubleshooting. Are you familiar enough with this to take the covers off and do some troubleshooting? If so, I can lead you though what to check. If not, you might want to think about carring it to a repair shop or getting a new one.

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It sounds like a problem with the magnetron. The microwave will require service. Your two choices are whirlpool service center or a local repair business. I can assist you with either one. If you have any other questions let me know and once I have more information I can assist you further. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
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    Lee A. Nov 01, 2008

    http://www.whirlpool.com/custserv/index....
    Follow this link and you can input your zip code to locate the nearest service center and they will be able to assist you further. If you still have any questions or need assistance let me know and please take a moment to accept and rate the solution.
    Thanks again and enjoy,
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