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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: 1 year ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year ago
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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year ago

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

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
it does, but I don't have a model #. I bought it with my home in 2007
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year 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.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Cant call
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year ago

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

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year 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.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm at work, could it be a fuse? in the machine?
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year 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.

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year 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.

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year ago

Would you like general repair information for replacing the magnetron?

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year 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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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 1 year 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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