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Our microwave looks and sounds like its working but it isn't heating anything. Is it time to replace or a repair job?

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Same problem with mine. Any advise on how to address problem would be appreciated.

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Test the high voltage capacitor,the rectifier diode.or the magnetron.

If it additionally does not spin and no light, then check also the door switch.

The diode and capacitors can br tested. The capacitor must be alloweddischarge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, even ifpower is off. Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their twocontacts.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).

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Sounds like the microwave unit (magnatron) has failed. This will happen if the microwave has ever been used without anything in there to absorb the energy. It basically cooks itself.

Unless you are particularly fond of this unit, it is usually cheaper to buy a replacement than order parts and repair.

You could phone a few local repair centres and ask for a quote , but weigh this against the next thing likely to fail.

Worth repairing industrial models, not really worth repair to domestic models.

Hope this helps you.

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