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Micro wave not heating

Sometimes the microwave will heat up and sometimes it doesn't. when the microwave completely stopped heating up it would make a loud hymming sound when turned on.There was no sparks or hesitation in the turntable before the breakdown everything seemed normal but the food remained cold .

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It sounds like a failing magnetron. Sometimes they can be intermittent before they finally fail for good.

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

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A loud buzz, hum, or groan is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, but a sound like gurgling into an empty coffee mug is one symptom of a failed magnetron, and yet the mag can be bad without that sound.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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