Have a over the stove microwave has power light,turn table, timer work but wont heat food
If everything works, but the microwave oven does not heat, this is commonly caused by a failed magnetron. The magnetron is the heart of the microwave oven and produces the RF energy that heats your food. In order to replace a defective magnetron, you will need to consider the following:
1. You will need to uninstall the oven from over the range in order to replace the part (you will need to do this anyway, if you decide to buy a replacement oven).
2. Ensure the oven is UNPLUGGED before servicing anything inside the cabinet and remove the exterior case in order to access the magnetron. The High Voltage circuit in these ovens produces between 3,000 and 4,000 VAC and should NOT be worked on unless you are saavy with electronics. In addition, these ovens should NEVER be turned on, or serviced with the exterior cabinet removed, interlocks defeated or high voltage network protective cover removed. Here are several websites that you can use that illustrate how the oven is assembled:
Repairclinic.com is another great website for parts, and has part illustrations/photographs, but does not have the exploded view to show how the appliance is assembled.
NOTE: If you've never repaired an appliance on your own before, a microwave oven is usually not a recommended appliance to start with. Some models can be rather involved in taking apart.
3. The magnetron replacement cost will depend upon the MODEL NUMBER and generally costs between $100 and $200.
Use your appliance model number and review the parts illustrations at the recommended websites to identify and locate parts, and to see if this is something that you may be able easily take apart and reassemble.
NOTE: If your appliance is still under warranty, do not attempt to repair on your own, as this will void any warranty you may still have. Most manufactures have a one year limited warranty against any manufacturer defects, but may have extended warranties on certain parts. If in doubt, contact the manufacturer to find out what is covered.
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Aug 15, 2011 |
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