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CHECK FUSE OR DOOR SAFTEY SWITCH

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Oven works fine but microwave suddenly not heating anything. Have turned on and off at plug. Suggestions please?


If the unit has stooped heating, odds are the magnetron inside the unit has failed. This is the part that makes the RF microwaves that does the heating. They only last for so long, You aren't saying how old the unit is or how much you use it, but if it is an older model, or you use it heavily, or if it was ever subjected to a major arcing incident (metal in the unit), any of these can bring the unit to its demise.

Seeing as microwave ovens, depending upon you desires, can cost as little as $50.00 US, and can run upwards of $500.00 US or more for deluxe built-ins, you may just want to consider a new one.

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If the microwave is not heating check magnetron connections, probably you will need to replace the magnetron.

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If the unit operates correctly except heating the food, then the unit needs a new magnetron.

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If it's not heating at all, the magnetron is to blame.

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My microwave stopped heating. I heated something on reheat and instead of clearning it I pushed start and it heated for maybe about 30 seconds without anything in it and now it runs but does not...


Unfortunately, it sounds like there may be a magnatron problem. If this is the case the unit will need professional repair.

If you are confident enough to open the unit and understand how to ground and discharge the main capacitor which will hold a charge even after disconnecting the unit from the mains, then you can check the internal fuse which sits at the top of the oven internally.

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My KCMS185JSS-5 microwave has no heat. It seems to be running, the light and turn table all work, but it won't heat water.


hi..Your micro hood is "shot".so it is not working properly.
The food may not be heating,but the electrical and the walls
of the unit might heat.This may cause sparking and melting
of the interior of the unit.
check it out..
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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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Humming and sparking inside the microwave


Sounds like you have metal inside oven, and arching can happen if nothing is in there to absorb energy.

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Intermittant heating


You probably have a new unit by now. The Magnetron part inside usually is the problem with this Maytag unit.I have had this unit blow the 'Magnetron' four times ! Everything else works fine. After watching the technician, I replaced it myself the other 3 times. The whole unit has to come out of the wall to do this. This High Voltage part is dangerous. The part costs about $100.00 from an online parts store. Partselect.com- or someone else.

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Not heating


If the maggie went it's very plasible that it took out the Cap and/or HV diode with it.

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