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microwave turns on, but its not getting hot/heating

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microwave turns on, but it's not getting hot/heating?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 5 years ago.

This is a common issue on this unit. It means the magnetron's is bad. The mag is what actually produces the microwaves. it is a high voltage component so you would want to discharge the high voltage capacitor before you started the repair. The part is around $150 and can be bought locally from sears. The micro does need to come off the wall to make the repair.
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