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Francis, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  been working with refs, fridge, washers. dryers. dishwashers, microwaves for the past 12 yrs .
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My Magic Chef Microwave Model MCD1311W will not heat up. The

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My Magic Chef Microwave Model MCD1311W will not heat up. The lights, digital display and turntable work, but there is no heat. How can I fix this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Francis replied 7 years ago.

Usual problem with microwave is the diode. This is a $32.00 part. Test this with a resistance meter. Then if the diode is good, the next is the $60.00 capacitor. Discharged the capacitor first when working with microwaves. This stores high voltage even when the unit has been un-plugged for a long time.

The last to test would be the magnetron which is about $160 to $ 250 depending on the one that you got.

Usually, if it is the magnetron, they just replaces the whole microwave.