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I have a microwave that won't heat. Typically how much do I

Hey I have a microwave that won't heat. Typically how much do I have to pay per question. I'm broke but have a few bucks.JA: What's the microwave's make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: GE JVM1870BF02, 13 years old. Has 1.5 year old magnetron in it. Magnetron is good, capacitor is good, switches are good, fuses are good. I'm stumped!JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, I know about the deadly 1 uF capacitor and have discharged it already, connecting the diode side to ground. Oh, I checked the diode, that's good tooJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have the thing open right in front of me. I have voltmeter and tools. I'm not an electric genius, but I do have an engineering background. Just one day it wouldn't heat. The lights come on, turntable spins, no problems. Just no heat. I'm thinking it's the high voltage transfo, but don't know. How much does it cost to ask a question please?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: OK I'd like to give the deposit. You may have me on file. I did this once before, just answer for my car. shall I log in?

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I have a GE Microwave model JVM2052sn2ss and I keyed in a

I have a GE Microwave model JVM2052sn2ss and I keyed in a time pressed start and it started and quit.JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: I can tell you exactly, it was bought Jan 13, 2012JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If it's simpleJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Everything works like clock, timer light etc just won't cook.

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I have a Kitchen Aid Microwave Oven Serial Number KMHS120ESS

I have a Kitchen Aid Microwave Oven Serial Number KMHS120ESS Everything is working fine except it does not warm anythingJA: Can you guesstimate how old your KitchenAid is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: It was purchased on January 13, 2016JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If i canJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I also own a Whirlpool water heater and based on my experience with that and the problems I have had getting any information at all about this microwave I am convinced that nothing makes has any customer service attached to it at all

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I have a Whirlpool Gold double wall oven model #GBD307PDT7.

I have a Whirlpool Gold double wall oven model #GBD307PDT7. After self cleaning function was performed the oven stopped working. Nothing in he display. I replaced a bad thermal fuse and then the transformer. The transformer has 120v going to the two red wires. I thought the board maybe bad so I sent to to Circuit Board Medics and just received the board back and installed it, turned on the breaker and no display. Any thoughts?

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Have a GE Monogram free standing ice maker which has just

Have a GE Monogram free standing ice maker which has just shutoff. Checked the outlet at wall and it is hot. When the on button is pushed it does not turn on. Also, checked the drain and it is clear as the ice has been melting since the machine is off. Any ideas?JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: 4 1/2 years Model is ZDIS150WSS DJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Looked at the Trouble Shooting guide and the only other thing mentioned is ZPK1 Auxiliary Kit. What's that?

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Just bought a new microwave oven and it worked great for 3

Just bought a new microwave oven and it worked great for 3 days. Now it will run for 1 minute and 33 seconds and quit heating.JA: What's the microwave's make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: Whirlpool WMH31017FS-0JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: IF I canJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Thats all

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Second opinion] I have an OTR microwave LG model LMV1920DW

Second opinion] I have an OTR microwave LG model LMV1920DW that was blowing the breaker on start up. It will start, and magnetron kicks in, but it browns out and blows the breaker. I opened it up, and the HV transformer was literally fried. Replaced the transformer with a new one, and tested the HV diode, capacitor and magnetron as described on youtube.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=...Even after replacing the transformer, the microwave is still blowing the breaker. You press start, it starts, the magnetron kicks in, looks like it's drawing too much amperage, and blows the breaker. I would suspect the capacitor, but it checks out fine with the meter, and looks ok as well.Any suggestions?Thanks,Sean

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Microwave runs but does heat or hum.magnatron is getting

microwave runs but does heat or hum.magnatron is getting power and gets very warm.JA: Have you tried power cycling the appliance -- unplugging it and leaving it off for a few hours?Customer: yes prior to this problem noted interrmittant operation of unitJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes. i am aware of electric hazzard and know to discharge cap.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not that i can think of

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Whirlpool dryer no light no power, 2 weeks, yes, I have

whirlpool dryer no light no powerJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 2 weeksJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have replaced several parts, still no power

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