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Turns on but not heating food sounds a bit louder

My microwave turns on and seems to be working normally, may sound a little louder than normal, but is not heating anything. It is only about 4 years old.

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  • loxn3bears Jun 01, 2009

    can the magnetron be replaced by the homeowner or should we call service? thanks

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Hi, this is common in most microwaves. this abnormal noise is coming from a faulty Magnetron. this device is responsible for the heating process and, it is damaged and not heating at all at this point.Simply replace the Magnetron and, this unit will start to heat once more.

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  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 01, 2009

    I recommend calling for service. this part is very dangerous if not installed correctly.

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