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The microwave is less than 2 years old and no longer heats. It comes on, but does not cook.

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Try replaceing the fuse. not everything runs off the same curcit , need hepl replacing contact me DFD

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The typical life of a magnetron tube is approximately 2000 hours of operation. Some factors that can diminish the life of a magnetron are: 1) no-load operation, 2) operating with too much metal in the cooking cavity, 3) line voltage consistently too low or too high, 4) improper phasing, 5) improper installation or removal, 6) replacing associated high-voltage components with substitutes that are incompatible with the system design, 6) continual operation at the upper limit of its heat tolerance due to inadequate air circulation, 7) obstruction in the wave-guide, 8) failed stirrer operation.

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you what??? you hate to replace it after 4 years??? stone me!
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