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Chas, Home Appliance Technician
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We have a scratch and dent whirlpool VM0S00SS microwave

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We have a scratch and dent whirlpool VM0S00SS microwave oven. Just started using it two days ago. Yesterday when I used it to cook chicken breast I was able to program in the instruction and it started and ran according to plan but did not cook. After 10 minutes the meat was the same as when I put it in the microwave. So I am wondering if this is a fixable problem. (Think replacing a fuse or such). Any info would help.
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

Hello from our service,

My name is***** am so happy to help you today.

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Can you reverify the model number?

Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

Do you still need help?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Our model # ***** *****
Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

The problem is fixable, however I know it is not a fuse or something, most likely the magnatron is damaged, or the relay on the control board that energizes the magnatron to cook is bad, either item is going to cost well over $100 depending what is found inside damaged. Was this a demo model that you purchased?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not that i know of but the cabinet does have outer damage. so what exactly is a magnatron and how is it installed
Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

The magnatron is over $300 for this model. and installing it means taking the complete unit apart to put it in. This is what does the cooking of your food.

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