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My L G microwave has stopped heating it is about 6 yrs old

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My L G microwave has stopped heating it is about 6 yrs old can it be repaired we are in secret Harbour Perth
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 10 months ago.

Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

So yes, the microwave can be repaired, but I'll worn you that it may not be worth it. 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. Also, it will require you to un-install the entire microwave and remove the outer shell in order to access the magnetron for replacement so if you called a technician out it would be another $150 for trip and labor.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thank you for your help
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 10 months ago.

Not a problem and good luck to you!

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