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Whirlpool microwave MH1170xsy0 1000 watts

Microwave does not heat. Turn table turns, fan blows, keypad works, but food does not get hot. What is wrong

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    the machine when turned on is working light is coming it is revolving but the food is not becoming hot

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With the symptoms you mention, I would suspect:

- loose or corroded connection at the magnetron
- bad magnetron
- shorted high voltage diode

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

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