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Sharp carousel r-508ak - does not heat up the food

My model is the sharp carousel r-508ak -- it has stopped heating food. the light comes on, the carousel turns but not heat ?

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    I'm trying to defrost poultry in the sharp carousel microwave oven, when i push defrost it flashes
    "FOOD" then lbs and i put in the weight & "ERROR" keeps flashing! need help please

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You probably have a defective magnetron or blown fuse supply power to magnetron.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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It's a stirring action, so imagine how inefficient it would be to stir just by twirling a spoon in the center of your coffee!

 

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