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Our Danby DMW162-ORT doesn't heat up food. The digital numbers, inside light, clock and turning tray are all working.The fan is working but no heat. It's also making a whining/grinding sound that wasn't ther before. It's a model that fits above the stove.

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Sounds like the magnetron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heats the food. The cost of the magnetron is about 95% of the cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnetron, they replace the whole oven which is probably what you will end up doing. There is a possibility that the circuit that provides power to the magnetron is faulty and you need to take it apart, find the proper electrical leads and test them with a volt meter. To do this you have to remove it from its mounting and take it apart. It is a fairly lengthy process however.


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