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Micreowave does not heat items. Turntable, fan, and interior lights all work. Sound while running changes after about 3-5 seconds.

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The magnetron has more than likely failed, "heats food" but also! the high voltage capacitor and diode can be a source of trouble, chances are repairs will exceed the cost of a new microwave oven.

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