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Everything on the oven works except the oven. I was boiling water and had the exhaust fan on, went to pop some pop corn and after starting the oven there were a couple loud pops and it was not the corn. Since then the oven is not heating and sounds as if it is straining when we try. All the lights controls, fans and such work. is this repairable? The warranty said the magnatron tube is covered for 7 years. could that be the problem? either way is it worth having repair come out?

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Sine you heard a pop. I would suspect the high-voltage rectifier diode.

But it could be the magnetron, possibly grease got past the waveguide cover and caused some arcing.

You can usually save about $50 or so on service by pulling it down form the wall and taking it in for repair service.

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Indeed, sounds like the magnetron is shot. Not a big deal, I've replaced them before. But unless you know what your doing, don't! If under warranty, get a service tech out. Check on the service call charge ($) first....it may be cheaper to buy a new micro!

Posted on May 12, 2007

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