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Stopped heating - Microwave Ovens

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  • joanibren Jun 03, 2009

    Everything else works - timer, turntable,etc.

  • May 11, 2010

    Stopped heating but still works otherwise (timer runs, turntable goes around, etc.)? Or completely dead?

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Ok, if the fan and everything else is functional, this will point directly to a failed Magnetron assembly. this device is responsible for the heating process and, if it is not working properly, your microwave will not heat. Simply replacing the Magnetron will fix this issue.

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While localwonder's probably right about the magnetron being bad (that would be my call as well, but he got here first), "simply replacing" it is probably not an option. New magnetrons run $50 to $100 and then there is the cost of having the oven serviced to replace the part. When the magnetron fails your best solution is to replace the oven. It normally costs less than having the old one repaired.

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