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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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GE JVM 1650 microwave has quit heating. How can I fix it?

Customer Question

GE JVM 1650 microwave has quit heating. Turntable and everything else works. Any suggestions?
This was made in June 2005 and installed shortly after. It is a Spacemaker xl microwave model 1650.
It makes a buzzing sound shortly after starting.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
It is likely to be the magnetron has failed. If the noise was obnoxious and loud, it may be a capacitor or diode failure, but that is a very distinct, almost scary, noise. How old is this microwave?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Made in June 2005.
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
Okay, some had a 5 year warranty on the magnetron, but you are well past that. Do you have the rest of the model number? There are three different ones for the 1650 series.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
jvm1650cho3 serial#lh9013h2b
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
The magnetron is number 73 in the diagram at the link below.


That part is accessed by removing the complete outer cabinet from the microwave after removing it from the wall.

The link below is to the part you will need from a highly recommended company rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau. They offer a 100% money back guarantee, EVEN ON INSTALLED ELECTRICAL PARTS, for an entire year! They are the only company to allow returns on installed parts for a refund and offer a FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY!


Considering the age and the cost of the part, it may be wise to consider replacing the microwave....

Please let me know if you have additional questions or need clarification.
Thank you so much!