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Went to turn on the light and heard a pop from the keyboard. Lights went out and the turntable is not working. Tested fuses and their good. Clock works, everything else seems to work. Any help in what could possibly be wrong would be most appreciated. Thank you

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Did you recently have a lightining storm? Or a power surge or outgage? The control module could be defective.

Good luck

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SOURCE: Microwave oven does not heat anything

Spacemaker XL 1400 worked for 7 years.Yesterday, no more heat. Also plastic door damaged.
will try Panasonic or something commercial

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SOURCE: went pop 20 seconds into cooking clock still works

Remove the cover and look for a blown fuse. If found, replace the high voltage diode and the 'stirrer' (a fan like device that is inside the sheet metal wave guide near the area where the microwave energy enters the cooking cavity).

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SOURCE: microwave does not heat things when turned on.

My Samsung has a Demonstration mode for use in the showroom which doesn't allow it to heat. Might want to check that before replacing the magnatron. It's such a hassle to get them unmounted and taken to a repair place!

Posted on Jul 14, 2012

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