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Our hobbs digital microwave oven 'works', but does not heat

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our Russell hobbs digital microwave oven 'works', but does not heat items. Model no. RHM2010S-H. Advice, please.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  JamesI replied 9 months ago.

Good morning, my name is James.

If your not getting an error shown on the microwave, but it turns on and the timer counts down etc, this would suggest a fault with the magnatron.

Please give me a few minutes to look up the cost of a replacement part.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I await your estimate.
Expert:  JamesI replied 9 months ago.

Hi Seamus,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, it appears the unit and parts are discontinued, I have tried all the usual spares companies such as eSpares, PartMaster and Russell Hobbs direct.

The magnatron is generally the most expensive part of the microwave, so if you were able to find a engineer to come out and fit a second hand one your probably looking at over £150 for the second hand part and labour.

Due to the difficulty sourcing the part, this is looking at being uneconomical to repair.

Expert:  JamesI replied 9 months ago.

However I have managed to find the same model on ebay going for under £50 here, which may be of interest to you.

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