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i have a large, built-in kitchenaid microwave unit. it has stopped cooking - acts like everything works, but does not heat. unit is about 6 years old, but only used for last year and a half. should i just replace, or is it worth repairing?
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The most common problem is a bad magnetron- probably $200 tops to replace it, so it is a judgement call here to repair or just replace.
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