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Microwave not workin

Controls seem to be ok but turntable not revolving and food not cooking! Do we need an engineer or is this something my husband could rectify if he takes it apart to find the problem?

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How old is the microwave? It may be time to replace anyway. Possibly with a lightly used one. A repair manual may be available from manualslib.com A users manual also, may have a troubleshooting section to help.

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