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I have a GE XL 1800 spacesaver. I'm attempting at swapping out the magnetron myself. One day it just stopped heating. Everything else worked fine, but normal sound of microwave was null and void. I called GE; they said they know of the problem, part will be free, but I'll have to pay for labor and service call..... I want to try to tackle this thing myself... Do you have any instructions/downloads that I may use to access this thing and swap it out? Thank you for your help!

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Please refer to this file first for important safety info: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt

You'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover.

The installation instructions are very handy in this case, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here. (like JVM18##xx##)

Once you remove the outer cover, there will be a side panel which will have to be removed.

In general, there will be a lot of screws to remove during this job.

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

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