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have a GT4185 SKS microwave builtin. It is 2003. Stills turns

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have a GT4185 SKS microwave builtin. It is 2003. Stills turns on,but it has stopped heating food this morning. If it runs longer than 30 sec. it starts to smell like electrical.
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The symptoms you describe could be caused by any of three parts, the magnetron, the transformer or the capacitor. Be aware that a microwave has a high voltage capacitor and can kill you if you don't safely discharge it before working on any part of the unit.
Also, consider that your unit is now six years old and we would consider it past it's prime so keep in mind that it might be an opportune time to replace it.
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