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Kenmore Galaxy Microwave Hood Combo Model 72180002400

We turn it on the clock works, the timer works it runs but is not heating up. It is approx 3 yrs old can you help please
email address mysuzz@gmail.com Galaxy MV-1444Y 950 Watts Microwave Oven Model 72180002400 . it just quit heating , sounds louder than before, every thing else works.

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  • rigger514 Sep 21, 2008

    slight noise, no heat. Clock and other electronics work fine

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Since it sounds louder than before, it is probably a bad high voltage diode or magnetron.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

Sears may send you a magnetron to install yourself since it's under warranty. For that or warranty service, contact Sears at http://www.sears.com.

You can save about $75 by taking it to the shop yourself, as opposed to an in-home service call.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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