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Microwave won't heat, already tried replacing fuse. Timer, fan, clock work.

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In all probability, the magnetron has died. The magnetron is the part that creates the microwaves that cook your food. Magnetrons are usually covered under a 5- or 10-year warranty and replacing them yourself can be pretty dangerous. I'd suggest you call a technician.

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