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Motor sounds louder than normal. food won't heat up.

Sharp 1600 S# 128912. All functions work but the motor sounds louder than normal and nothing warms up.

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This sound like the Magnatron (this warms the food) has gone out and needs replaced! To be honest with you ,unless you can do this repair yourself it might be cheaper to buy a new oven
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