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My micowave not heating. Ge spacemaker its 12 years old

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My micowave not heating ...

My micowave not heating

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

Ge spacemaker its 12 years old model jvm1630cj 02

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

Maybe if its not to hard.or do u think its not worth it,get a new one

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 6 months ago

If the microwave still looks and sounds like it's working, but it's just not heating--that means your magnetron has likely failed. The magnetron is the part that actually creates the microwave to heat the food and it commonly goes bad and rarely gives a warning. The part itself costs about $85 so depending on the condition of the microwave and whether you can replace it yourself or not, it may be better to just replace the microwave rather than repair it. Also, it will require you to un-install the entire microwave and remove the outer shell in order to access the magnetron for replacement so if you called a technician out it would be another $150 for trip and labor. Below is a link to the magnetron you'd need to order and replace for your model number.

CLICK HERE for magnetron

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