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Placed a mug of coffee in the microwave and pressed beverage.....the glass plate was not in the microwave at the time....now the microwave is not heating anything

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  • radtke777 Oct 13, 2010

    This is the information I am looking for.

    Either I could be told I could fix it or it wasn't worth fixing.

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Your magnatron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heat the food.
The cost of the magnetron is about 90% of the total cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnetron, they replace the whole oven. There is a possibility that the circuit that provides power to the magnetron is faulty and you need to take it apart and 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. Easier and cheaper to replace it

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* 3 Set the microwave on "High" for one minute and press "Start." You should hear the magnetron hum while it is working.

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