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I have a ge spacemaker XL1400. It was manufacture

I have a ge spacemaker XL1400. It was manufacture in 1999, It just stopped heating up food. Still has power but when I try to heat something up it makes an odd plastic smell but doen't heat food up. The smell is almost like a melting plastic smell but not super strong. Is the microwave junk or can it be easily fixed?

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It sounds to me like the magnetron is shot in it. this is the part that creates the heat. not worth repairing on a 10 year old unit. Sorry.

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