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No heat 6 year old microwave just stopped heating-- everything else on it runs (i.e. lights, turntable, whirring noise) but the food does not heat at all no matter what heating method you use (manual, sensor, etc...) any ideas??

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Re: no heat

The most common causes are a bad door switch, a loose connection at the magnetron terminal, a bad magnetron, a bad high voltage diode, a bad connection on the control panel, or a bad relay on the control panel. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: Or call 877-477-7278 M-F 10am - 9pm Eastern time. If you're not interested in doing it yourself, you can find a local Amana / Maytag servicer here:

Posted on Sep 23, 2007

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