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It doesn't heat the food

The microwave get's very hot but the food don't get hot

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

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    When you hit Start to
    microwave, do the inside light, cooling fan, and turntable all come on?




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    it louder or quieter than usual?



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OK i would advise to check the fan operations. make sure that the blower assembly(fan) is operating correctly. poor circulation can cause this as well as a faulty thermostat. If the fan is not operating, this will damage the entire system. replace the fan if it isn't working. check the filter as well.

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