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There is power to unit, but food will not heat-up

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In my case, it was a high voltage fuse that had burned. The reason for that is most likely a shorted diode ($3 ebay) or shorted capacitor ($12 ebay). They are easy to locate and cheap to replace. You will need to remove the cover and use a multimeter to find the faulty part.

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