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I have a MW5582 Microwave Oven and about a week ago our apartment had a power-outage that lasted for a few days. After the power came back on, the Microwave still turns on, and runs, however, it does not produce heat. Is there a setting that got switched off or is it hopelessly broken?

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Most likely the surge blew one of the 2 diodes inside, if you know basic electronics it it an easy fix

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