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Replaced magnetron and HV diode. Now table motor runs continually

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Either you crossed wires on pc board or the switched, more likely the switches

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Whirlpool microwave keeps opening high voltage diode


If you do not have any experience in the repair of microwave ovens do not engage in their repairs because it is one of the most dangerous household appliances and the consequences can be disastrous. According to your description, low voltage circuit (220V or 110V) works well (light, turntable...). Obviously the problem is in a high voltage (HV) circuit which is made up of the magnetron, HV diode (rectifier), HV capacitor and HV fuse or protect diode. Failure is in any of these components in "HV circuit" or sometimes in interlock switch assembly or PC Board.

First, you must be sure which diode is blowed, reactifier or protect diode.

To check magnetron following this procedure:

Discconect the mains supply.
Check that the capacitor is discharged (by resistor 100 ohm / 10W or more).
Discconect the magnetron.
Measure the resistence between the disconnected terminals (should be app. 0.5 ohm).
Measure the resistance between the supply terminals (both) and earth. The resistance should be infinite.

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Why is my Sharp Microwave Drawer KB-1614LS not heating?


You should check for 3 volts on sec coil supply for magnetron but do this check with the hv capacitor and hvr disconnected if 3volts is present , most probably your magnetron is deffective, replace it with the same type

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Microwave not heating food model MA795B


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My sharp r-209hk suddenly stopped heating. the motor makes more noise and food won't heat


If there is no heat it is the Magnetron. The other 1 from the 9/10 is the HV (High Voltage) Diode that connects to the HV Capacitor.This is the cheaper fix of the two with them being usually under $12. The Magnetron is rather high ranging from approx. $50 and up.Have the blown parts replaced.Thanks

Jan 24, 2011 | Sharp R-209HK Microwave Oven

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Micro wont heat. fix or replace? what could be the prob?


Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

Here are some problems you can have
  1. Blown fuse in HV transformer primary circuit or HV fuse (if used).
  2. Bad connections (particularly to magnetron filament).
  3. Open thermal protector or thermal fuse.
  4. Open HV capacitor, HV diode, HV transformer, or magnetron filament.
  5. Shorted HV diode, HV capacitor (will blow a fuse), or magnetron.
  6. Damaged protective VDR from filament to chassis (not commonly used).
  7. Defective HV relay (not commonly used).
Microwaves must be serviced by technicians due to the inherent dangers involved in repairing these appliances. Internal capacitors can retain a lethal electrical charge even though the unit is completely unplugged. A microwave radiation leakage test must be performed on the unit following any internal component repair.

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Jan 05, 2011 | Kenmore 63792 Microwave Oven

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Model 721.64282 microwave/convection oven - microwave not heating and making a loud noise. convection oven works


No heat but otherwise normal operationA shorted HV diode, magnetron, or certain parts of the HV wiring would probably result in a loud hum from the HV transformer but will likely not blow the main fuse. (However, the HV fuse - not present on most domestic ovens - might blow.)
If the main power fuse is located in the primary of the high voltage transformer rather then at the line input, the clock and touchpad will work but the fuse will blow upon initiating a cook cycle. Or, if the fuse has already blown there will simply be no heating action once the cook cycle is started. There are other variations depending on whether the cooling fan, oven light, and so forth are located down stream of the fuse.

Some models may have a separate high voltage fuse. If this is blown, there will be no heating but no other symptoms. However, high voltage fuses are somewhat rare on domestic ovens.

A number of failures can result in the fuse NOT blowing but still no heat:


  • Bad connections - these may be almost anywhere in the microwave generator or the primary circuit of the HV transformer. A common location is at the crimp connections to the magnetron filament as they are high current and can overheat and result in no or intermittent contact. See the section: See the section: Testing the magnetron.
  • Open thermal protector - usually located on magnetron case. Test for continuity. It should read as a dead short - near zero ohms. See the section: Testing thermal protectors and thermal fuses.
  • Open thermal fuse - some ovens have one of these in the primary circuit. It may be in either connection to the HV transformer or elsewhere. Test for continuity. It should read as a dead short - near zero ohms.
  • Open HV capacitor - see the section: Testing the high voltage capacitor. A shorted HV capacitor would likely immediately blow the fuse.
  • Open HV diode - see the section: Testing the high voltage diode.
  • Open magnetron filament - This failure may also be due to loose, burnt, or deteriorated press (Fast-on) lugs for the filament connections and not an actual magnetron problem. See the section: Testing the magnetron.
  • Open winding in HV transformer. See the section: Testing the high voltage transformer.
  • Defective HV relay. A few models use a relay in the actual high voltage circuitry (rather than the primary) to regulate cooking power. This may have dirty or burnt contacts, a defective coil, or bad connections
  • Shorted HV diode - see the section: Testing the high voltage diode.
  • Short or other fault in the magnetron - see the section: Testing the magnetron.
  • Short in certain portions of the HV wiring. See the section: Testing and repairing the wiring and connections.

Depending on design, a number of other component failures could result in no heat as well including a defective relay or triac, interlock switch(s), and controller.


If you are interested in doing it yourself the following link will help : Microwave Repair Manual

(**All the above references to tests are found here)

Oct 21, 2010 | Kenmore 63663 Microwave Oven

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Hi, I have a SHARP Microwave Model R398F. Its less than a year old. The display and timer work fine but does not heat up. Can you please let me know what the problem could be. Thanks Js


If the operation is otherwise normal with the exception of heating food, common causes include; (to diagnose requires discharging of the HV capacitor) if you are inexperienced with working with HV I suggest seeking professional help.

Open thermal protectors or thermal fuses.

Open HV Diode.

Open HV capacitor

Open magnetron filament

Open winding in HV transformer

Defective HV relay

Shorted HV diode

Short or other fault in the magnetron

Short in certain portions of the HV wiring

Replacement Magnetrons (the most likely cause if not charring or defective components are found when troublshooting the small parts, can typically be had for around $45.00 just do a web search for your model number.

Good Luck

Sep 07, 2010 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

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Just replaced the magnetron in my Panasonic NN-S543BFR. I still don't get any heat from my oven. Everything works as set but still no heat in oven. Need suggestions on repairs.


When you say "Everything works as set" do you mean the microwave appears to function properly, but then doesn't heat?

If the magnetron is new, then the magnetron must not be receiving the required high voltage (2000V or more) from the HV circuit. Make sure you've got 120V to the PRIMARY (don't attempt to measure secondary voltage of the HV transformer without special equipment) of the HV transformer. After that check the HV capacitor and diodes. If these components test OK, then either your HV transformer is bad or your new magnetron is faulty. My experience is that the problem is usually in control circuitry, preventing 120V to the HV transformer, or opens/shorts in the HV components (diodes and capacitors).

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I have a Kenmore model 66561689101 that doesn't heat properly anymore. What is wrong?


The most common problems of microwave oven are the HV capacitor, HV diode and lastly the magnetron which is the main part of M O. check the capacitor and diode first, if its okay, then you have a decision to make. replace the magnetron or the whole unit. magnetron are costly

Jun 28, 2009 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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New GE Magnetron. Where does this new HV diode go?


Fixed it. There was a back capacitor fuse (I believe that's what it's called) on the old magnetron. I removed it and put it on the new magnetron. The HV diode is on the big silver capacitor and very easy to replace. I just didn't see it. It was definitely the magnetron and I hope that this new one comes with a warranty for 5 more years.

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