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Will not heat food

I have had this microwave for 4 years w/no problems until this weekend.
It runs just fine but will not cook anything. I'm wondering if it is worth the service call/parts to have it fixed or if it would be more cost effective to just buy a new one.

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  • woodmanr Jun 15, 2009

    Thank you very much. Sounds like I will be buying a new microwave.

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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. Benjamin

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