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I have a GE Profile Spacemaker 1800 over-the-stove microwave

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I have a GE Profile Spacemaker 1800 over-the-stove microwave which has stopped heating. Everything else seems to be okay (i.e. timer, keypad, clock, turntable, etc.). I've it close to five years (5 in February). What can you tell me? Thanks!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
unfortunately this is probably the magnitron, this is something thats very expensive and you need a tech to replace, microwaves have very high voltage that stays in the machine even after its unplugged, do not attempt this repair, this can kill you, yopu say this is under 5 years old I would call G.E. this may be under warranty for 5 years, this is the goverment warning on these, CPSC Banner

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Electrocution Hazard with Do-It-Yourself Repairs of Microwave Ovens

CPSC Document #5061

The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns against do-it-yourself repairs of microwave ovens. Each year, on average, four people die from electrocution trying to repair their microwave ovens. Microwave ovens use high voltage which makes it particularly hazardous for consumers to remove the cover and touch electrical parts. The possibility for electrical shock from a microwave oven still exists even after the oven is disconnected from the power source. Should certain internal devices fail, even unplugged ovens can cause serious injury.

The Commission strongly recommends that consumers have professionals repair microwave ovens because electrical appliances can be hazardous if consumers expose live electrical parts.



Removing the cover of your microwave oven and touching an electrical part can kill you.

Have a professional repair your microvave oven


thanks Bryan

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