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No Heat My microwave is not heating food. Everything else seems to be working. The LCD is working. I can input the time and when i press strat it makes the usual noise but at end of time food is still cold. Just started doing that out of the blue. It is slightly over a year old and has not been used that much.

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This may have already been dealt with, but others can benefit from an accurate, thoughtful reply to this problem.

Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose conneciton on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
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Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Most common problems for no heat are bad magnatron, diode or capacitor. With the high voltage in play you should have an experienced technician check it out. Check your owner's manual because some manufacturer's give 5-7 yr. warranties on the magnatron.

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