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Not heating, electrical smell, strange humming sound. Power is working and turntable works, just no heat.

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Your h.v. diode, h.v. capacitor or the magnetron are defective

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Runs but has loud humming sound. Does not heat. Turntable, timer and lights work.


The diode that connects to the capacitor needs to be replaced. Once its replaced microwave will begin to heat again. (If it wasn't heating and wasn't making a humming noise, then your magnetron would need to be replaced). If you are thinking of doing it yourself and need instructions, i'll be glad to help.

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SAFTY FIRST

UN -PLUG IT,,,,, THAT "FUNNY SMELL" SOUNDS LIKE IT IS SHORTING OUT
PERHAPS THE MEGATRON HAS GONE BAD, THE MEGATRON IS THE
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AS A EX- FIREMAN, I KNOW FROM FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE THAT
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Thanks for using FixYa. Microwave not heating properly is caused by a power relay going bad, cold solder joint on the board and/or magnetron (this is only if it makes a loud hum/buzz sound). Also the door hooks and the door-release button should be checked. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.



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actually the two things you mentioned are a pretty reliable indicator :/

The only way to be positive is to check for power from the high voltage transformer. If you are not trained to work around electricity, i wouldn't mess with it because it can most certainly kill.

if there is no power coming from the HV trans, you then trace power back toward the cord. The component that has power going in but not coming out is the culprit.

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Everything works ok except strange hum and no heat


When the microwave sounds okay, but there's no heat, one of the internal door switches, the high voltage circuitry, or the circuit board may have a problem. To resolve this problem, you need the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.
If it is under warranty you are golden. If not, you should get an estimate, as many new microwaves are now in the 50 dollar to 99 dollar range

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Possible bad heating element, You should remove the cover of the unit and look at the heating element with the power off. Until you get your problem resolved I would recommend not to even turn it on due to the fact that you are unsure what is going on and you smelt some burnt smell. Just for safety until you fine the problem

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my guess would be the wave cover. sometimes they smoke and makes sparking sounds. does it still heat food?...if it does, then its not the magnetron.

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