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My Amana Radarrange Model MVH120E/01 Mfg in july 1995 stopped heating last night. Everything else is working. Is there a simple fix for me to try getting it working again?

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Chances are you have a shorted high voltage rectifier, which is pretty easy and inexpensive to replace, or a shorted magnetron, which is more work and money.

We have the service / repair manuals for this model and have uploaded them to our site here and here to help you.

They will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly, troubleshooting tips, and part numbers.

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Here are some links you can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

You can order parts from Encompass here http://tinyurl.com/7qy85y or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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HI. in most cases, this will lead to a failed Heating device(magnetron tube).It would be wise to check the Magnetron cutoff fuse to be sure of its integrity. if the fuse is blown, simply replace it. if the fuse continues to show continuity, replace the magnetron.

(((The fuse is located inside the unit along side the magnetron)))

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: oven stopped heating; everything else seems to be

The symptom that you have described sounds like the magnatron has failed, the microwave oven looks to be approx. over 9 years old, at that age and with a failed magnatron it is not cost effective to replace the part, it would be best to replace the microwave oven at this point. Good luck!

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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