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It appears to run when turned on, lights, clock, turntable, everything, but does not heat, defrost or anything.

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The heating unit in a microwave is called the Magnetron. It is similar to a large radio tube in a sense. It could be bad or some of the other components that feed it the power could be bad. Some of this area is Hi voltage so it is not an area the average person should be trying to fix. Most companies have 3 to 5 year warranties on the mag tube so you might want to look into that. It is expensive to replace. price for the Mag itself range from $70 to 150 dollars just for the part.

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