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Not Heating We have a GE Spacemaker Microwave Oven just past the one-year limited warrenty and it has stopped heating. It still runs, turns, everything, but no heat...any suggestions of what we could try? Thank you!

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  • kristic Sep 10, 2008

    Microwave was working fine with no problems until yesterday. We heated up some soup, mixed it up and went to put in back in for 30 seconds and all power went out on it. A little while later the power came back on, but now it doesn't heat when we turn it on. Any suggestions?

  • hunt485 Sep 10, 2008

    I have a GE Spacesaver JVM1653WH01 that wont keep running. You set the clock and strat to heat somthing and it quits in 3 to 15 seconds. After a few minites it is asking to set the clock again.



    Help ! ! ! ! !

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    Mine is 5 years old. After only 3 years the magnatron tube failed and it was no longer heating. GE replaced the magnatron tube and now 2 years later, the microwave stopped heating again. My GE refrigerator also failed after 5 years and my GE dishwasher is leaking. I can only urge you never to buy GE appliances again.

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    My GE Spacemaker is about 3 years old. It turns on, timer works, etc...but it does not heat. Any suggestions?

  • Sunny5554 Oct 02, 2008

    I have the same exact problem with the same microwave..how do we fix it?

  • jmshepherd Oct 02, 2008

    Yesterday my GE Spacemaker Microwave oven just stopped heating.  Everything else is working fine.  There is a strange noise that happens when I think the heating element should be heating:)  Anyway this thing is not quite a year old!
    I have taken your advise and called in a service request from GE.  Now I just hope I registered this oven:(.  I purchased it at Lowes and I called them they only keep track back 5 months.

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It appears that all of your microwaves have bad magnetrons.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

But they send you a replacement magnetron. GE Customer Service is here.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for test help, but read the safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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