Question about Microwave Ovens
Microwave every thing works but does not heat an the sound that all microwaves make is the same, only much louder
Assuming your inside light and turntable come on when you try to microwave, with the symptoms you
have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier
diode or a bad magnetron, or a loose and possibly corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.
The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.
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.
There should 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.
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.
If you need further help, please reply back with your model number.
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Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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