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Microwave seems to work but does not heat food

Microwave looks like it's working, lights come on table turns usual humming noise, but does not heat the food and after a while shuts itself

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OK, you may have a damaged thermostat or, the Magnetron may be damaged as well. you can test each device with a meter(ohm,volt).

replace any parts that dose not register.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 03, 2009

    You should really test these parts before you make a decision that they are in good condition. you cant tell by looking.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 03, 2009

    You stated that your microwave dose not heat, the Magnetron is responsible for the heating of the contents. it is obviously NOT working.....

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