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All sounds and looks fine but no heating going on this 5 y.o. samsung microwave. If it is door switch (any one of 3 I believe) how to check or if magnetron I'd think I'd have to throw away...Advice?

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  • rickisme Jun 21, 2009

    thanks for your advice on my microwave...so is there a way to test the magnetron to be sure that is it...I'll see if its under waranty, if not guess its trash...thanks so much

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It's most likely the magnatron. If it sounds good it's not the switches, transformer or diode. If you still have the book for it, a lot of magnatrons are covered under warranty for 5 years. Unless it's a real nice microwave, it's usually going to cost $100 for a mag and nowdays it's almost cheaper to get a new one. Good luck

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