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KitchenAid KHHS179lss, fried magnitron?

I have been living with a sound that sounds like a short in the magnitron. all of a sudden today that sound got worse then started smoking. it did sound like the magnitron. Everything else works on the unit. would the magnitorn make that noise and burn?

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If your magnetron was shorted, the unit would not heat at all.

The sound of a shorted magnetron is usually a loud hum-- but no or very little smell and no smoke.

Components in the High Voltage section -capacitor, diode- give problems if they short out.

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