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Kitchen aid kcms145jbl-1 microwave. When I push start the light comes on a second later I hear a click the turntable does not turn and the timer countdown works.. it thinks it is cooking but it is not. I tried playing with dor moving up and down and pushing it in. no luck,

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One or some of the high voltage parts inside have gone bad. It then blows a fuse which stops everything.
The fuse could be replaced, but that would be a temporary fix most of the time.
Do not try to repair a microwave yourself as there are dangerous voltages inside that can kill you!!

If you want to try to get it repaired it is best to find a local shop that will do it for you.

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