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Microwave still runs but does not heat anything up

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    door hooks are fine and there is no door-release button. Clock is working and we do not hear any loud humm/buzz noise. do you have any other suggestions?

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Hi,

This no heating and hum noise is more suggestive of a faulty magnetron.Due to the faulty magnetron, the oven is not heating.Read :-

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

Note - Changing magnetron is REALLY dangerous. Kindly take all the precautions while repairing it.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. This issue can be caused due to faulty door switch and/or the clock that has gone bad. To start with check the door hooks and the door-release button. When these are broken, the door switch doesn't activate, so the oven can't work. It can also be due to a stuck or faulty door switch. If it's a loud hum/buzz sound then 90% it's usually a bad magnetron and other times it's a bad high voltage diode. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.

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