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G.E. SPACEMAKER OVER THE RANGE MICROEWAVE TURNS ON BUT WON'T

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G.E. SPACEMAKER OVER THE RANGE MICROEWAVE TURNS ON BUT WON'T HEAT.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

Does it sound the same as it always has when it was working? May I please have the model number of your microwave?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
it does, but I don't have a model #. I bought it with my home in 2007
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

Okay, well if it sounds the same as it always has, the magnetron is faulty. The model tag will be around the opening once the door is opened.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Cant call
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

Sorry, that is an auto offer, I have no control over those.

Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

If it sounds the same as it always has, the magnetron is faulty. The model tag will be around the opening once the door is opened.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I'm at work, could it be a fuse? in the machine?
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

No, not if the sound is the same. A fuse would prevent the unit from starting, a capacitor or other issue would cause odd noises and a door switch/relay issue would make it sound quiet.

Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

The magnetron is what cooks the food. They are about $125-200 and are pretty easily replaced. Once I have the model number I can get you a link. However, at nearly 10 years old, you can replace the microwave for about $250-300, so you would want to weigh that against the cost of repair.

Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

Would you like general repair information for replacing the magnetron?

Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

The video at the link below shows how it is replaced! You will want to use a well insulated screwdriver to short the capacitor terminals to discharge the capacitor though the video does not show that.

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Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.

Hello, I see this question is still open and I was just following up to see if you require further assistance.

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