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MICROWAVE IS NOT HEATING FOOD

Everything is functioning on the microwave except for the heating of the food itself. Once you press a selected button the unit runs but nothing is being heated.

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  • harrychapman Feb 04, 2009

    Everything works except the microwave no longer heats food. Byall appearances, it looks like it is working but there is NO heat.

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I did more research along with the suggestion of an apprentice to have person to fix the microwave. I was unable to fix it myself. The microwave needs a magnetron .

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I have the same problem. Everything seems to work except it doesn't heat up food.
I remember last time when it was working. I pressed the start botton before I closed the door. So it didn't start automatically, and I pushed start and it worked(it still heat up the food), but it doesn't work now. Help Please!!!
I have a Whirlpool Gold GH5184XPQ.

Thanks in advance

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