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I ran the microwave for 15 minutes with nothing inside. It no longer heats.

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Possibly a fuse inside or a diode...... those are fairly cheap repairs if those check out okay it might be a magnetron or high coltage transormer,,take it to a service shop dont try and test those yourself high risk of shock without groounding the capacitor first.... i hate to tell you these days that micros are disposable items if u were to get it serviced after its all said and done you will have put enough money into it to buy a new one hope this helps

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