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Power is on but it is not heating food. I must have forgotten a step with the clock or timer or something.

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Replace with a new magnetron.

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Without any known event, the microwave clocked no longer keeps time and the microwave does not heat up food. The timer works and the tray rotates, but no heating.


You have 2 systems inside your microwave, one is working, one is not.
The working one has the electric motor to drive the turntable and the timer.
The other system includes the "magnetron", which is the heavy unit that makes the microwaves to cook the food.
A repairman can check the magnetron to see if it has failed, and there are a few units that have a replaceable fuse that could be blown.
You will not want to try to fix it yourself, without a good knowledge of such things, as there is often a capacitor inside, which can shock you really bad if you touch it in error.
God bless your efforts.

May 03, 2016 | Samsung SMH9151 Microwave Oven

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If you try to heat something for a minute , the microwave will turn on for about 15 seconds then shut off . It doesn't even seem to warm the food.


It may need a reset. You can do that by unplugging the power for a minute or two, then plugging it back in and setting the clock.

If it still fails, you may have a failing cooling fan or a problem on the control circuit board.

Apr 14, 2013 | Thermador MCES Stainless Steel 1000 Watts...

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Microwave will not heat, but will turn on. Clock and Timer still work. Turntable turns. Making a loud humming noise and light flickers


This clearly indicates a bad magnetron, "heats food" in most cases it is cheaper to replace the microwave oven than have it repaired, since the magnetron is the heart of the unit.

Mar 01, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

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Not heating


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Power Supply

Check whether there is a proper power supply. Look to see whether the cord is connected to a grounded 3-prong outlet and the cord is fully plugged in. If the electrical system is built-in and no power cord is visible, replace or reset the household fuse or circuit breaker.

Microwave Functions

Some basic microwave operational steps may affect whether the microwave is heating. Open and close the microwave door, as the unit will not function with the door open, and push "Stop/Clear" to cancel any previous settings, such as the timer, which do not heat the microwave oven.

Setting the Microwave

Once the power to the microwave has been reset, or verified as working, and the microwave is ready to run, select a new cook cycle and press "Start" to see if the microwave begins to run and cook food as expected. Allow the food to cook for the alloted time and then open the microwave door and check to see if the food has cooked or heated. Choose a longer cooking time and restart the microwave if food is heating but is cooking slowly.

Repair

If all efforts to troubleshoot the function and power to the microwave still do not get the appliance heating food as expected, there may be a repair issue that needs to be addressed. Contact professional technician for advice.

Oct 05, 2011 | Sanyo Microwave Ovens

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Will not heat


Is this a microwave you are talking about? If the clock and timer works, the light comes on and the tray revolves, but it doesn't cook food or heat stuff up, it is most likely the magnetron. Probably best to just buy another, as the cost of repairs not worth it.

Aug 22, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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The microwave stopped heating the food. Power


The light inside the micro wave needs to be replaced most have a door on the back side that yo can remove the screw and unscrew the bulb and take to a applince shop and purchance a new one to replace.

Jul 16, 2009 | Whirlpool GH4155XP Microwave Oven

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I am trying to set the kitchen timer on my older spacemaker microwave for 2 hours and am unable to do so ... Am I trying to do something impossible?


The first step is to set the clock. To do this, push clock, set the time using the key pad and then PUSH clock a second time.

Once that is done you can set the timer by pushing timer, putting in the number of minutes you want and pushing start.

Jun 07, 2009 | GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave

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Food not heated in mocrowave


I'd say the actual microwave generator has gone bad.

Jun 05, 2009 | GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

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Hood range microwave not heating up


We had one that did the same thing. my brother got so mad at it he put a wrench in it and turned it on. It didn't do anything to it. No power surge nothing. It acted as if I put a plate of food. Lighted up turned and even beeped when done. The wrench wasn't even hot. Now I do recommend this myself. But we went and got antoher one.
There is something in there that magnifys the power inside the mircowave and it sounds like its out.

Dec 12, 2008 | Emerson MW8778 Microwave Oven

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No heating, no clock, no timer, otherwise fine!


One of your door interlock switches is defective . I would suggest having it repaired by a qualified repair tech in your area.

Oct 04, 2007 | Sharp R-1500 Microwave Oven

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