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Everything on my microwave works except it stopped heating food

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  • Reitel Dec 06, 2008

    It only worked sporadically and then quit heating completely but goes through all the process like it is heating.

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I found this on another blog and it worked for me.


Model #KB6024MK, this is a Sharp microwave drawer that would open and close properly, but when started would not heat. These drawer units will sometimes close properly, but not enough to actuate the interlock switches to power the magnetron. A quick test is to turn the unit on and press in on the drawer handle while it is running. If you start hearing the low hum of the magnetron, the interlock assembly is out of adjustment. Removed the left side panel and gained access to the switch mounts to do a quick adjustment so when the drawer closes, the switches close properly to allow operation. It may take more than one adjustment to make it work properly so test it several times before reinstalling the side panel. It should work properly when the drawer auto closes and should not require any manual manipulation from the user.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: The Microwave stopped heating

Probably magnetron failure- needs to go back to the dealers, this is a major job, may be cheaper to replace the oven

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Microwave won't heat food.

This would be under warranty, so Maytag should take care of it for you: http://maytag.com/support/index.jsp

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Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: Microwave won't heat food.

My Whirlpool microwave, over the stove, stopped working when my son used it to heat his food and a heavy sound came out, like something exploded in it. When I check it, there was nothing broke. Everything works fine except that it does not heat. I will appreciate any help

Nate

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave stopped heating up the food. Everything

Check the door safety interlock switches. Remove the cover to find these small micro switches on the side away from the hinges.

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Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Everything is working fine on the microwave,

this a problem with your magnetron.some units have a five to ten year warranty.they need to be replaced by a service tech

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Less than 5 years old

That pop was the magnetron frying. This is a repairable problem, but feirly expensive, around $300 if you have it done by a professional.

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Posted on Dec 02, 2010

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