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It is not heating correctly, and has a burning smelling coming from it.

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If your microwave oven isn't working very well in terms of heating food.. and you have a burning smell coming from it.. there is a good chance that the Magnetron tube has failed or is close to failing or the transformer that feeds it is failing.. The cost to repair may be higher than the cost to replace the entire Microwave so I would suggest you just consider purchasing another one.. Just my opinion.. Hope that helps...

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