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Everything works...Except for actually heating the food

Lights, turntable, keypad - turn it on and it will seem as though it's working for as long as you set the cook time. But 3 minutes in the microwave and my cup of water is still ice cold - it just won't heat! Specific repairs idea for this model anyone? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    Lights, turntable, keypad - turn it on and it will seem as though it's working for as long as you set the cook time. But 3 minutes in the microwave and my cup of water is still ice cold - it just won't heat! Specific repairs idea for this model anyone? Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    same problem/

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    everything seems to work

    except that it does not heat the food up

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    same problem

  • krisfarren Nov 29, 2008

    I have the same problem and my father is trying to fix it, but I can't find my manual on the microwave. Does anyone have instructions on how to replace the magnetron? Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    when heating a box dinner & directions say 5 minutes, it comes out cold sometimes. seems like it does not have enough power.never had a problem like this with a new microwave.

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It has a bad magnetron. This is the tube that provides the microwaves to heat the food. Not too easy to replace yourself but it can be done. Cost of magnetron is probably less than $50 or $60.

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