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1000w emerson microwave

My 1000w Emerson microwave stopped working yesterday suddenly. The roatating plate does not move. Timer is working and the light is on when I start. What could be the problem. Should i just junk it or can I fix it for a small cost.

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Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part (such as a shorted diode)

The fact that the turntable stopped running is an even stronger indication that you have a door switch related problem.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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The high-voltage transformer is being overloaded by something shorting it out. Either the magnatron or the high-voltage capacitor and diode. Replace the capacitor and diode then if still not working, replace the magnatron. Its only affordable if you do it yourself - buy the part on EBAY - lookup "universal magnatron"
Hope ya fix it!

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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