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Does not cook no heat

GE JVM1640CJ space saver over the range microwave
only 18 months old

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  • redronie Jan 02, 2009

    You were absolutely right! GE replaced the magnetron at no charge -BUT - since we didn't have a service contract - they charged us $200 to install it! Only cost $375 newly installed. Was it worth it? Don't know?



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Here's your parts breakdown.
http://genet.geappliances.com/IPCNet/Dispatcher?REQUEST=IPCNETGETPDF&file=00000000/00016500/00016579.p01.pdf

More than likerly a bad magnetron. That's #73 on your parts diagram. One quick check before replacing - There is a bi-metal snap thermal switch bolted to that bad boy, (Normally Closed). Check for continuity there and if it's good take it off because you'll need it for the new magnetron. They don't come with one. If it's open that's your problem. If you do replace the magnetron don't throw the old one away without taking out the magnets. The thing just pries apart and there are two 1/2" thick 3" diametermags, they are just too cool to toss away.
What is the best way to discharge the capacitor? Holding a screw driver by the handle and not touching the shaft lay it across the contacts and it will discharge. You may need two screwdrivers with a clip lead between them to get at the capacitor contacts.
Call GE Answer Center 800 626 2000 and dig through the phone menus to get parts. That Magnetron may have a 10 year warranty! They'll send one out to ya no charge.

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