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Mwave made loud buzzing noise then didn't heat up anymore

Hi - when I started my Amana AMV1162 Radarange this morning, there was a pretty loud 2-3 second buzzing type noise that definitely seemed wrong, but then it kept going as usual, or so I thought. When I went to take the food out, I found cold oats and was very sad. My microwave was installed about 14 months ago. If you can help, that would be great.

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  • Mary Nesline Mar 04, 2007

    Funny, but I was making coffee at the same time so it could have gurgled too but I didn't distinguish the sound.

    Thanks for your insight.

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When there's a loud buzz like that, it does not heat, and does not blow the fuse, it is usually a defective magnetron. Did it sound something like someone making a "gurgling" sound into a coffee cup? I think this has a a one-year warranty, with n five-year warranty covering the magnetron. You can find a local Amana-authorized servicer here: http://amana.com/amana/jsp/portalhttp.do?cs=0&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&NextPage=7

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    William Miller Mar 04, 2007

    Sorry if I didn't make myself clear. I wasn't trying to be silly.

    Sometimes when a magnetron goes bad, it will make a sound similar to a person making a "gurgling" sound while holding a coffee cup over his mouth.

    I was just trying to describe the sound that a bad magnetron makes.

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