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Hello, I have a small Kenmore microwave about 1-1/2 yrs old that originally cost $100. It "runs" with the light working but has stopped heating. Is this worth trying to get repaired? THanks! TJ

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I dont think so, parts will probably cost as much as a new microwave unless you want to get one that is an over the range one. Then it would be cheaper to fix that one.

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