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Our Kenmore microwave oven recently stopped heating. The lights, turning plate and controls all work but with no cooking is occurring. The last time I attempted to heat something up I heard a cracking sound as if something had broken, like glass. I immediately shut off the oven and looked inside. Everything looked o.k. I tried again to heat with no success. My model # is 72163252301. Any ideas?

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The most likely cause is a bad magnetron, "heats food" the other two possibilities are the high voltage capacitor and diode. The cost to repair will a approach a new microwave oven.

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