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The microwave keyboard operates and the turntable turns but does not heat the food or drink placed inside the microwave. The circuit board was replaced last January and seems to operate fine. The unit is only 1 1/2 years old.

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My microwave turntable stopped turning but the microwave still heats up and works, otherwise.


You didn't say what model microwave you have, but most that I have seen have two separate circuits inside. One operates the magnetron (which makes the microwaves) and the other operates the other things like the turntable or the inside light etc.. It is quite possible that you have a problem in that second circuit. This allows the heating without the turning. To fix this type of problem, if indeed that is the case, requires some skillful trouble shooting inside the microwave which I don't recommend your try unless you are a skilled technician, because of dangerous voltages. Go ahead and post the brand and model number and I can be more specific as to what action to take.

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Less then a year old, the microwave has power, spins the turntable, light inside is on, there is just no heat at all in the food or drink we put inside. Is it a fuse or something else?


may want to check the thermal fuse on the magnetron or the magnetron itself.... the magnetron and the thermal fuse is located behind the control panel ... the magnetron is what actually does the heating and there is a thermal fuse/limit usually attached to the side in case it gets to hot or shorts out... good luck to you

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the unit inside the microwave that heats called the "magnetron" has gone bad or the circuits that power the magnetron and turntable have failed. if its under warranty still, send it back to the manufacturer. if not you can call some repair shops and see how much it would be to service it, but its most likely going to be cheaper to purchace a new microwave since they are relatively cheap these days, and electronics repair people are not cheap. hope this helps

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HI. your control board has failed. you will need to replace the control board asap if possible.

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The Microwave Magnetron or power circuit break down . You need to replacement the parts .
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Microwave does not heat food placed in the center of the turntable. Leaves a cold spot in the middle of the food.


This is normal. That's why I always recommend to my customers that the food be placed slightly off-center on the turntable. An analogy I refer to is stirring paint: If you stir paint with a stick by simply rotating the stick in the center of the can, it's far less effective than pulling the stick around an imaginary circle halfway bewteen the center and the edge.

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