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Microwave will not heat food. punch in heating time, press start and nothing happens

Will not heat food. punch in heating time, press "start" and nothing happens, light doesn't come on, turntable doesn't turn. Before it stopped working, I noticed a smell similar to when a fluorescent light burns out when it operated. Again, before it stopped working, when you opened the door the turntable would turn without punching any buttons.

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Micro wave oven control panel does not light up but when pressing buttons they beep and I can even START the oven. Inside the light is on and plate turns but nothing heats up. Also, does not turn off unless I press stop. What could be the problem?

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    Moses Isaosi Jun 21, 2016

    try changing Magnrtron

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The symptoms indicate a defective door switch, or the connector to it has burned. I'd inspect the primary and secondary switches before troubleshooting other components.

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HI. your control board has failed. you will need to replace the control board asap if possible.

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