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Not heating My wife said she heard a pop sound and that the microwave is now not heating. Everything works on it except that it is not heating and I notice a rougher sound than usual. I called sharp for support and they said it was the magnetron. I ordered a new magnetron on e-bay and installed it, but did not make a difference. What else could it be or is does it have to be the magnetron. Everything else works fine.

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Ok you gave a clue when you said you replaced the magnatron. When you grabed the wires did you get a nice shock from the two wires you pulled off? No Ok the capacitor and the diode is bad cause there should have been a charge on those terminals on the magntron cause thats alot very high voltage is present. so always unplug and discharge those terminals through a resistor before working on unit as it will hurt ya bad. Be carefull also when replacing the capacitor and diode. Good Luck

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