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Maytag microwave MMV5165AAB approx. 3 yrs old; everything works

Microwave does not cook food

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  • mtwitty Jan 21, 2009

    this answer is of no value -- of course something is wrong with the heating mechanism -- I need input that helps me solve the problem; not just re-identify it....................

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Maybe thers something wrong on its heater....go to electronic shop for more info. thanksss

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