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MIcrowave is making funny noises, the vent works without

Customer Question

MIcrowave is making funny noises, the vent works without noise.
JA: What's the microwave's make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: It is 16 yrs old. it is GE microwave , spapcesaver. Model # JVMI1533WD-002 1.5 KW, May 2001
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: depends on if I can repair it at home.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: The vent above the store works fine. The turntable does not work and has not for the last year. The noise justed two day ago. When I returned home and the it did not heat anything, and made a knocking type of noise.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  FixAll replied 5 months ago.

if the noise is a loud buzzing type noise. its very possible your magnetron has failed. are you handy with a multi meter. it can be further diag. once removed and dismantled but microwaves can be very dangerous to work on. the magnetron I believe is bout 150 bucks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Would it be better to call someone to come & see if it is fixable?
Expert:  FixAll replied 5 months ago.

on a 16 yr old microwave no. the repair will cost as much as replacement. its barely worth it to fix yourself to be honest.