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Whilpool microwave makes puzzing noise when turned on but does not heat up

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Ive had problems with this model a lot, every time its the magnetron

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

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It may be a noisy fan motor or a failing magnetron or high-voltage transformer.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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