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The microwave isn't warming the food, the light is on, the turn table is working

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Hi! it only means that the magnetron is not working check for an open fuse.

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Turn table in microwave wont turn


Repairs are expensive. New microwaves are cheap. But you don't have to spend a dime on either. If your microwave turntable stopped spinning, here's an easy way to try and fix it. And all you need is some warm, soapy water and your own two hands. You don't have to be an appliance expert to troubleshoot a seemingly broken microwave turntable. You might find that all your little Zappy needs is a checkup and a good, thorough cleaning. If you follow these steps and find that your microwave still isn't turning, it probably means the motor has spun it's last spin. Then it's time to retire old Zappy. Unplug the microwave. Safety first, kids. Remove the glass tray and the circular turntable guide. Wash them both in warm, soapy water to get rid of anything stuck. Pay special attention to the rollers on your turntable guide, making sure they're able to spin freely. Clean the internal cavity. Make sure to check your microwave's center cavity to make sure it's free of movement-hindering (and gross) leftover food. Check that the drive bushing is working. Make sure that the drive bushing, the plastic mechanism in the bottom of the microwave's interior that the glass tray turns on, isn't worn out or split in two. If it is, you'll need to have it replaced. Put it back together. Put the turntable guide back into the circular groove. Place the glass tray turntable over the turntable guide and onto the drive bushing. Adjust until the drive bushing should fits perfectly into the grooves of the glass tray. Test it out. Zap a mug of water for a short bit to see if you fixed the problem. Do not run the microwave without anything in it.

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Does not cook food. the microwave oven appears to be working but it doesn't cook the food. Turn-table works, timer works, the light in the oven is on but my food does not cook, defrost or warmed up.


In all likelihood the mangnetron is failing, or perhaps even the Power Supply is faulty. You need to have it serviced by a reputable service centre/man.
Ensure you get a firm "Quote" before proceeding, and remember these days the cost of repair can equal or exceed the price of a new one

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My Frigidaire microwave stopped working while cooking food.


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My ge microwave table is not turning, but food is heating is there a problem for using it this way?


No you can use it as long as you want. Unless you use it for cooking which you could end up with some parts of the meat half done. If you are just using it to warm foods. Its no big deal.

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Microwave seems to work but does not heat food


OK, you may have a damaged thermostat or, the Magnetron may be damaged as well. you can test each device with a meter(ohm,volt).

replace any parts that dose not register.

Jun 03, 2009 | Panasonic Microwave Ovens

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My microwave does not heat anything. The touchpad, exahustfan, light works. The motor turns on and turn-table works for the number of mins specified but does not warm up the stuff. Please help!


Sounds like the magnetron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heats the food.

The cost of the magnetron is about 95% of the cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnetron, they replace the whole oven which is probably what you will end up doing.

There is a possibility that the circuit that provides power to the magnetron is faulty and you need to take it apart, find the proper electrical leads and test them with a volt meter. To do this you have to remove it from its mounting and take it apart. It is a fairly lengthy process however.


Benjamin

May 25, 2009 | Whirlpool MH2155XP Microwave Oven

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GE turn table microwave stopped warming food


my microwave 1640GB from GE suddenly cannot heat food and make some noisy sound. as it is mounting in the closet, it is not easy to replace. any solutions or suggestion

Mar 18, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Microwave will not heat any thing.


the plate has nothing to do with the microwave heating up the food
but the magnetron that heat the food is bad and will need replacing
I would ask a electronic shop how much they would charge to replace it , and if is not worth it to you then a new one would be a good call

Dec 01, 2008 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Microwave works for a few seconds and then the lights and turn table inside shuts off.


hi the light and turntable work of a common relay located on main pc board.relay probably dry jointed or sticky or check switches behind door catches

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