Question about GE Microwave Ovens
Chances are ..you have either a bad magnetron tube or the filament transformer that is failing and arcing. The replacement cost of the parts & then labor to diagnose and install is probably more than it's worth so I would suggest you just consider buying another one. Also, Microwave Ovens radiate RF and unless you are trained in how to test for that and verify the shielding hasn't been compromised during repair, I wouldn't try to fix it myself. As an added concern, there is also High Voltage in there as well.. Your call.. but I would probably discard it and consider another one.. Hope that helps..
Oh.. for a quick test, remove everything from inside the cooking compartment and place a cup of water in there.. turn the microwave on for ~ 2 minutes..does the water get hot? boil or stay cold? If it stays cold.. discard it.. If it gets warm, the magnetron is probably in the midst of failing but if it gets hot .. then you may only have a loose connection in the electronics compartment ( magnetron, transformer etc) Something to hope for.. :-)
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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