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Micro wave stopped heating and makes a laboring sound. Turntable still goes around

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This could be one of two problems
either your rectifier fried
or your magnetron
the rectifier can be replacecd for pennies
but if its the mag well u may want to start looking
for a new unit

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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Chances are your oven has a 5-10 year warranty on the magnetron.

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