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The problem I'm having is that the microwave is not heating the food and it makes a weird sound. Everything else works..why not the heating element? It came with the house i bought.

Turning the main circuit off and then off. Unplugged it for awhile..and then plugged in again.

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The part that generates the microwaves isn't working. It has a separate fuse.

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    Usually behind the grille at the top of the misrowave. You may have to take apart thebutton panel to make getting the fuse out easier.

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