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Lddmorse@comcast.netI can't find the last number of the plmv169dc It is rubbed out. I need a new magnetron and the appliace repair man needs it to order the part

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

The Model number should be PMLV169DCD and use this magnetron PN: 5304463439
Cheapest price I found on line: ( $71.72

Another more expensive source: $96.99

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The problem could be with [ Power Diode or High Voltage Capacitor or Magnetron ] .

CAUTION: Your microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. I strongly recommend you to seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair .

good luck .

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