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The guys here gave me good advice and that I probably need a new magnetron for the Whirlpool MH1150XMB-0 (runs but does not heat food). I think I can replace the magnetron but dismantling this hood microwave and vent and stuff will be a big problem. I don't know how to do it.

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DO NOT!!!!!!!!!!!! undertake this job unless you have a pair of discharge leads and you know how to discharge this appliance the capacitor holds a charge large enough to kill you for about a month

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