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Hello, I have a sanyo microwave for 18yr and it "popped" and is no longer heating. Any chance I can repair it? I am not keen to get a more up to date one as they tend to have too many alarms!

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Very dangerous machines.
If you get it wrong they can explode.
My guess would be the big capacitor has retired.
If not and you open it up and short it you're going to get yourself electrocuted. They hold a BIG punch.
30-60 sods buys a new one here and the problem goes away.

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There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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