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-   -   maytag microwave won't heat up ( 10-04-2009 06:32 AM

maytag microwave won't heat up
All runs but won't heat
I found the rectifier diode coming off of the hv capacitor
open would that keep it from heating up or do I need to search some more
cap checks ok.

ApplianceJunk 10-04-2009 09:11 AM


Sounds like a bad diode.

If you have a ohm meter make sure the magnetron is not shorted out to ground before you replace the diode. 10-04-2009 11:15 AM

bad diode
I tried anpother diode from another machine that was about the same physical size and it didn't help
I also tried another magnetron that wasn't the same number and it would start but then would shut down

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