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My microwave will not heat. Everything else works.

The power works and the carousel turns. The lights are on and everything looks like the microwave is working except it does not heat the food

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When the microwave sounds okay, but there's no heat, one of the internal door switches, the high voltage circuitry, or the circuit board may have a problem. To resolve this problem, you need the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.

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