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There was a component failure in the magnetron circuit. The magnetron is the device which produces the microwaves that heat the food. There are extremely high (and dangerous) voltages associated with this part of your oven. As a result, components often fail and make noise because these components can burst rather violently. You should take it to a competent service tech. The components associated with the magnetron can often be replaced when they fail and it is not always expensive to have repaired.

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Everything works but it doesn't heat up the food. What could it be?


The part that generates microwaves that heat the food is the magnetron. Typically when the magnetron fails, it shorts out. When that happens the oven will produce a loud buzzing or humming sound. It typically not worth the cost to replace the magnetron, because it is almost as much as buying a new oven.

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No heat - everything else works


Sounds like the magnetron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heats the food.

The cost of the magnetron is about 95% of the cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnetron, they replace the whole oven which is probably what you will end up doing.

There is a possibility that the circuit that provides power to the magnetron is faulty and you need to take it apart, find the proper electrical leads and test them with a volt meter. To do this you have to remove it from its mounting and take it apart. It is a fairly lengthy process however.


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If the microwave oven appears to be working but it is not heating the food, it is very possible that the magnetron, or its power supply has failed.

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