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Microwave will not cook or heat anything. Cooked a bag of popcorn just fine, tried to cook a second one and nothing happened. I thought the bag of popcorn was bad but it won't even heat water.

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Sounds like the magnetron has went out...this is the device that actualy converts the electricity into a heating source ... it is a common problem and can be costly,,it is not very hard to change just requires pulling the microwave if it is a cabinet mount and taking the exterior cover off and getting to the magnetron...the problem is the cost of the magnetron is normally somewhere in the range of a $100.00 and your time alot of people choose to get another one due to not being that much more expense and the work involved to repair yours.... good luck hope this helps...
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Posted on Jan 03, 2011

Testimonial: "Thank you for your response. I called a service repair shop in my area and they indicated it is most likely a magnetron as well. Hubby will repair."

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