So i did the test outlined. I ran the microwave with the magnitron disconnected. Everything seemed to run fine.
After I did the test. I unplugged everything. When I shorted the capacitor it did not appear to have held a charge, nothing at all. Is there anything that could account for that?
I am thinking that the high resistance reading I got on the transformer (1.2ohms instead of .25ohms) indicates a winding fault int he transformer. That would mean that the capacitor is not being charged correctly by the transformer. When I test the capacitor it responds correctly as noted above. Also the diode seems to function properly so its not draining the capacitor.
Am I on the right track, or way off base?