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Microwave runs but does not heat--is is repairable???

My microwave was working fine, and then the other night I was cooking rice and took it out at the end of 25 min. and the water was still cold, and the rice was uncooked...Since then, it runs, but does not heat....any ideas??

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  • BONAPART Jan 03, 2008

    Got exactly the same problem with my "Promenade" Microwave grill: it runs fine but just won't heat or cook any food, regardless of the program choosen (defrost, cooking, ...)

    Would you say it is an easy fix or more kind of for the experience DIY guys?




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I replied to your other post as well: It could be any multitude of issues from a faulty magnetron,a bad high voltage diode, a door switch issue or a faulty circuit board. A magnetron for your model is ~ the $60 area. A Circuit board is ~ the $100.00 mark. If your a wiz at electronics I would say give it a go and try to repair it yourself. Otherwise I would say that a new microwave oven would be your best bet. A technician may charge you up to $250 for the work they will do, bringing you to around the same cost of a new microwave with a warranty. Hope this helps. P.S. If you are interested in buying the parts and fixing it yourself, may I recommend this site: They are top notch and really helpful.

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  • mhouse19468 Jul 27, 2011

    My microwave was working fine until I set the timer and hit start by mistake and it ran empty for about15 minutes. Now it runs but will not heat up. Can running a microwave when empty actually kill it?


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My microwave oven model IFB 17 PM - MEC1 runs but it does not heat anything. what can i do ? it is repair?

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My swan sm2050 microwave is working but does not heat food is it worth getting it fixed or get a newone

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