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We have just purchased a GE microwave oven, model JES1358WL. the light is on, the turntable turning, the control panel shows cooking and seconds counting down when attempting to heat cup of water. it is not heating!

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    I just bought this a month and a half ago and have the same problem.

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First: never attempt heating pure water in a microwave, that is dangerous.

Ensure the oven is not set to the minimum power, otherwise the heating will be minimal.

Try heating some food at maximum power for two or three minutes, if it does not heat, take it back to the shop.

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Style: Over-The-Range

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Electronic Scrolling Digital Display: Yes

Electronic Touch Controls: Yes

Kitchen Timer/Timer (On/Off): No/Yes

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SmartControl System - Concurrent Programming: Yes

SmartControl System - Help Pad: Yes

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Child Lock: Yes

Cooking Complete Reminder: Yes

Defrost Type: Auto & Time

Delay Start: Yes

Display On/Off: sub-pad w/ zero

Express Cook: Instant-on 1-6

Reminder (24 hr): Yes

Time Cook: I & II

Time Preference: Control Enhancement (1/9)

Turntable: Glass

Turntable On/Off: Yes

Turntable Size (in.): 13-1/2

Cooktop Lighting: Bright/Night/Off

Night Light: Auto

Rack Type: Wire Oven Rack

Sound Volume Control: 4 levels

Easy Mount Installation: Yes

Exhaust Fan: 2-Speed

Appearance

Case Color: Black

Color Appearance: Stainless Steel

Door Color: Black/Stainless Steel

Handle: Designer-Style

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Overall Depth: 15 5/8"

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Sounds like you have a faulty control panel. I would use a meter and test the power from the control board to the magnetron and circuit board. Chances are the control panel is faulty

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Here is a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours is not set to be off via the control panel, and it won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

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The turntable system consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.

You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours is not set to be off via the control panel, and it won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

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

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

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