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Stopped heating I was reheating soup and after three minutes the soup wasn't even warm, so put a cup of water in for a minute and still no heat, what do you think is wrong ? This unit was purchased at Wal Mart approx a year and a half ago and is not used for 5-6 months of the year when I am away. I would appreciate any help Thanx R Rogers

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  • r_b_rogers May 24, 2009

    This is a
    Danby0.7

    Model #67638 70001

    Ser # 1707061207475

    The clock and timer work also turntable

    but NO HEAT

    rbrogers

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You have not mentioned the make and model of the oven. Any way you can check if there is a fuse between the highvoltage terminal of the transformer and the high voltage capacitor. If it is blown off youcan replace it by similar value. Still it is not heating you have to replace the magnetron.

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