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Microwave not working Contractor's...

Microwave not working

Contractor's Assistant: What's the microwave's make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Microwave not working if I press 30 Second express the timer is working but no power to heat

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Already unplugged and re plugged

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician replied 7 months ago

If the unit all works and lights up and fan runs but no heat the magnetron tube is likely burned out. You would need to check the magnetron tube and high voltage circuit for a possible bad door switch. That can get expensive to fix as the magnetron tubes are about 150-200 dollars on average.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Light on
Neither the fan nor heat work
Appliance Technician: Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician replied 7 months ago

Often the microwave problem is due to a bad door switch. There are three door switches on the interlock circuit and if any one of them goes bad the unit will not allow it to start. Most times when the switch goes bad it is typically the lower one that burns out or the upper one that burns out. When that happens the unit will not be allowed to start up and run. you would need to take that apart and check out all 3 switches on the interlock circuit. Here is a helpful video to help you do that note it is not a video for your exact unit just a reference video as to how to do the testing. If you find one of them is bad you need to order the part at the link below to replace it. If all the switches are good the control baord is bad. That is all that can cause that issue other than the door switches.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
GE 3 years old
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