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I have the same microwave but it doesn't heat anymore

Everything seems to work fine, but the microwave simply doesn't heat anymore. Is there a way to fix it easily ?
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Either your h.v. diode,h.v.capacitor, or the magnetron are faulty,the first 2 are reasonably priced, the mag can cost anywhere from $40 to $125

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