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I have a microwave/hood comb the microwave will not heat up

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I have a microwave/hood comb the microwave will not heat up everything else works fine.
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If the microwave still looks and sounds like it's working, but it's just not heating--that means your magnetron has likely failed. The magnetron is the part that actually creates the microwave to heat the food and it commonly goes bad and rarely gives a warning. The part itself costs about $150 so depending on the condition of the microwave, it may be better to just replace the microwave rather than repair it. Below is a link to the magnetron you'd need to order and replace for your model number.


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