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Microwave suddenly stopped working

Whenever I press "Popcorn", my microwave starts, but stops after about two seconds, and F3H appears in the window. I tried to pop the popcorn manually, and it still didn't work, as if the microwave is running, but not heating anything. It isn't even five years old, and I don't use it that often.

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  • Shari Stark Jun 26, 2007

    Thank you, MicrowaveSvc, for your response. I contacted Sears, and they said it was $65 for a repairman to come to my home. The magnetron is under a five year warranty, giving me a couple of more months. I'm wondering if I should just have it replaced now vs. later, and having to pay for it. What is the price of a magnetron?

  • Shari Stark Jun 26, 2007

    I forgot to mention that Sears told me to unplug my microwave and plug it back in. It worked, and so far, I haven't had any problems.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Light turn on, it revolves but doesn't warm anything , last time I made some popcorn



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Code F3 indicates an open / defective thermistor / temperature sensor. The first suspects when a microwave is not heating would be the door switches, bad connections on the magnetron terminal or bad connections on the control board. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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    William Miller Jul 03, 2007

    You can enter your full model number and find the price here:http://www3.sears.com



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