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We have a GE Microwave that has stopped heating. All the lights,

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We have a GE Microwave that has stopped heating. All the lights, turn table and buttons work, but it doesn't heat. Model # XXXXX We purchased it about 5 +/- years ago. Thanks -- John Seavers, Hilton Head Island, SC
Hello my name isXXXXX will be assisting you with this problem today. Thanks for trusting us to help you with this appliance question.

The problem here is either going to be the magnetron, High voltage capacitor, High voltage diode or the door switch. This is not a good DIY fix because factory test equipment will be needed to accurately diagnose the problem plus the unit stores lethal voltage even when unplugged.

I recommend you take the unit down and take it to a experienced workshop to have it fixed. The cost would be anywhere between $150 - $250, Bearing in mind that most new units cost around $229 you may want to look for a new unit.

After the warning given if you decide you want to fix this yourself and have a multi meter and amp meter I would be happy to assist you further :)

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