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Microwave not heating unless exhaust fan is on high

I have a Maytag combination range hood/microwave. It's 5 years old. Recently it started not heating from time to time. Even more recently it wouldn't heat every time. Yesterday I figured out that it works perfectly if I turn the exhaust fan on high. Low does not work. In fact if I turn the microwave on without the fan on high I can hear it not working but as soon as I turn the fan on high I hear the humm start up.

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Check the control unit and high voltage circuit, and megnetron, high voltage diodes, wiring and high voltage fuse etc.,

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