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No heat could be magnatron faulty if its quite old advise new machine...

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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actually the two things you mentioned are a pretty reliable indicator :/

The only way to be positive is to check for power from the high voltage transformer. If you are not trained to work around electricity, i wouldn't mess with it because it can most certainly kill.

if there is no power coming from the HV trans, you then trace power back toward the cord. The component that has power going in but not coming out is the culprit.

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if the magnetron is shot, then replace the microwave! the magnetron is what produces the 'microwaves' that do the heating. get rid of it! buy a new one! the smell is from overheating circuitry- don't want to take the chance of a fire!
these days you can replace it pretty cheaply- with a fine piece of technology made in china! but, if it lasts 3-4 years, it's pretty cost effective.
once again! if your getting a 'burning' smell from it, unplug it and dispose of it!
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Magnatron or the HV Transformer. Each has a distinct odor, Mag is heavy and thick burning smell transformer is more electrical. Eric

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When the microwave sounds okay, but there's no heat, one of the internal door switches, the high voltage circuitry, or the circuit board may have a problem. To resolve this problem, you need the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.
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