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Will not heat up food everything else is working

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Could be 1 of 2 problems. could be simple as a bad diode, or could be a bad magnetron. the microwave tends to make a humming sound while heating if its the diode. If the microwave sounds normal but just not heating then the magnetron is bad and needs to be replaced.

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