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We have a Hamilton Beach Microwave and grill combo. We use the quick start 30sec often. Now when we enter any time to cook it just starts the timer but the microwave does not begin to cook. We cannot seem to reset this function and the microwave appears to not work anymore. Any thoughts on what the problem may be?

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It sounds like the magnetron may have either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high voltage required to run it.

YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

This is a job for a professional but if you are safety clued up, here's instruction.
Make sure the !!!!any capacitors are discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 or moving coil meter on high resistance range for short circuit, (DVM's won't show the fault!), the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.

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