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The wife turned on microwave for 31/2 mins. with nothing in it. Now it will not heat up anything. Any help on this or go buy a new one

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There is no way for the magnetron to be tested without mounting it in another similarly rated oven.
The hundreds of watts that even a lower power magnetron develops is almost entirely reflected back into the magnetron when there is no load to absorb the power produced and this will almost always destroy it.
With the unit unplugged, you can remove the housing and search for a fuse that is user replaceable. They are generally a ceramic tube about 1 1/2" long and may be slipped into a clip. If it is open (has to be checked for continuity) you can find replacements at most hardware stores.

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It has a safety cut out/ however the Magnatron may be damaged beyond repair..

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