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Microwave does not heat anything

The microwave works other than heating food or liquid.

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SOURCE: Microwave partially heats

Assuming your power line voltage is right, bearing the whole thread in mind, I'm sure you have a bad magnetron.

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.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also 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.

If you follow the safety & disassembly info, this is not a difficult job for a do-it-yourselfer.

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

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Stopped heating food

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount (which are pretty simple problems to fix) or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

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

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts for many brands by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you may be able to download it here.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases in about a week or so.

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

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave hums

Microwave not heating problems when the timer/controller board appears to function properly, are related to the following components -

1) Diode
2) Capacitor
3) Transformer
4) Magnetron

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: doesn't heat the food

The part you need is sometimes call a megatron, they may call it something now, but its the power that radiates through the unit. I think this may be the culprit Sorry but this is not a cheep fix. you may want to do a cost comparison . This happened to me only after the warrentee had expired . good luck with it. DFD

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Rust inside the microwave oven

This is just okay but if you're quite doubtful you may bring this to any appliance service center for repaint

Posted on May 15, 2009

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