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Spacemaker XL1400 (Microhood)

All electrical intact; clock, lights, fan, etc.
Will not heat & states power level not avail. for selection.
Worth repairing or requires full replacement?
Expected costs to repair? (very rough estimate obviously)
Approx. age 3-8 years?
Am new owner of existing home and little to no money for this hassle. Willing and easy to live without if necessary.
Please advise - Thanks!!

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    Will not heat the food.

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High voltage parts are suspect. Need to put a voltmeter on the input (primary) side to the high-voltage transformer (big heavy iron thing in there) Should be getting 120Vac when it goes to cook cycle. Don't touch the other (high voltage) side of this transformer. If the power is there, you are looking at replacing either the magnatron or the high-voltage capacitor and diode. Its affordable if you do it yourself - buy the part on EBAY - lookup "universal magnatron"
Hope ya fix it!

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