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GE microwave runs but wont heat food.

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GE microwave runs but won't heat food.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
If the unit is running normal and sounds normal but just isn't heating, then it's likely that your magnetron itself has gone bad and will need to be replaced. There is a 5 year warranty on this part so if it's less than 5 years old I would call GE. Otherwise the replacement of this part will cost about $300 and it's not safe to work on yourself as it can store 3000 volts even when unplugged which is enough to kill you.
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