21 of 25 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins
ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers
CustomerThomas from Gilbert AZ
Microwave would not heat up
I removed the microwave unit (built-in) from the housing above the built-in oven with just two screws and unplugging it. I then removed the screws from the top and sides of the microwave access panels to allow access to the magnetron. I then removed the electrical connections from the magnetron, which is very simple and then the screws which held the magnetron in place. Replacement of the new part was just the reverse of removing the other one. Cost to do this by a technician would have been somewhere in the neighborhood of $65.00 for coming to the house, and $75.00 per hour rounded to probably 2 hours to do it. So, doing this yourself is satisfying not only in knowing you did the job, but the $200.00 plus dollars you saved as well.