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Everything works on the microwave accept when you attempt to cook - it does not heat. It makes a straining sound like it wants to kick on, but does not kick on?

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The oven has either a shorted HV diode or magnetron tube. The tube generates the microwave energy and the diode is part of its power circuit. The bad parts could be replaced, but it's usually not economical to repair a microwave oven unless it's a very high-end model or a custom built-in unit. Between the cost of parts and labor, you might find the repair cost getting near replacement cost.

If you really want to keep this oven, take it to a service shop for an estimate. Microwave service should be left to professionals. There are potentially deadly voltages present, and a chance of microwave leakage if repairs aren't done properly.

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