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Good morning. My name is ***** ***** I'll be helping you with your microwave today. Does the turntable still rotate and does the unit still sound and look like it's running? It just doesn't heat?
OK thank you. 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 sometimes it'll come back and work and then stop again. 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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