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The microvave does not heat anything up. The light works, turntable works, the 'oven' goes 'on', but neither the food nor the liquid heats up. It was working one day and then not, the next!

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At minimum, it'll be a High Voltage fuse blown. There could have been a power surge, or it could be an indicator of something more wrong with the microwave. Not that expensive to fix.

At maximum, it'll be the magnetron (the component that creates the microwaves). This could be an expensive job.

Refer to your manual or to the manufacturers website for information about repair locations.

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