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Microwave oven not heating . . . need a guide as I just moved into this house. it's in a 3 year old house. thank you

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When you say "putting out no heat", I take that to mean it's not heating the food up. When a microwave suddenly stops heating food, but still appears to run, it's usually a defective/dead magnetron. Prices for replacement/repair will vary, you will need to find out what that service costs in your locality before having enough information to decide on repair or replacement.

When my first microwave lost it's magnetron (~20 yrs ago), it was 5 years old at the time, and the cost of buying a new oven was only a little more than the repair - but I had the repair done anyhow. Since then, we've replaced the entire oven instead (twice). Newer one's may have more power/less energy wastage, etc.

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