Question about GE Microwave Ovens
It ownt heat the food, just makes grinding noise
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ge jvm1860 microwave oven
Rotu is right - it certainly could be crud on the waveguide vcover or waveguide. If not, it might very well be be a bad magnetron. My understanding is that GE had a run of bad magnetrons and/or other problems in the high voltage section, but I don't know if they publicly acknowledged it. If it's not a dirty waveguide problem, I would contact GE or an authorized servicer. If you don't have a manual, you can download it here: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/
Posted on Oct 18, 2006
You either have a bad magnetron tube (5 or 10 year parts warranty item through GE Factory Service 1-800-432-2737 or www.geappliances.com) or a shorted high voltage rectifier. I think the light being out is a secondary problem.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
You have burned out the magnatron (heating element) which is common on GE microwaves. most service companies will charge about 200-250 to replace it
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Your problem is due to the "magnetron" arcing to the wave guide within the microwave. Picture someone arc-welding stuff together inside the microwave casing, that's essentially what's happening. It is a fire hazard and you should stop using the microwave immediately. As far as I know, there isn't a recall on that particular model (though there was on another similar Kenmore/Whirlpool model) so if it's out of warranty, you're out of luck.
Posted on May 01, 2009
hello Frank. Sorry to tell you that the magnetron is going bad and making that terrible noise. Since the inside of a microwave, even unplugged has up to 2000 residual and deadly volts of electricity I recommend either calling a pro or replacing the unit.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
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