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Microwave is not working

I put frozen sausege in the microwave and set it for 1 min (not deforsting, regular 1 min) and after 10 sec it made a loud sound, i though the sausege pupped but it was from the microwave i guess since it not heating anything anymore,
is there a way to fix it or i need to replace it?

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  • bagutr Dec 22, 2008

    spacemaker XL1400

  • kadams84112 Dec 23, 2008

    same thing, every thing on the oven works but the ability to heat.



    Thanks

  • kapeyton Dec 27, 2008

    Our unit does not heat and now makes a loud humm when running. Also a smell of burning wire.

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With the symptoms you have, I would most strongly suspect a blown high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron, or a loose and possibly corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.

The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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