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Microwave runs but does not heat

I have a 2 year old GE JVM 1653 Spacemaker over the range microwave. All of a sudden one day it stopped heating. The clock and timer still work, and when I put something in the microwave it counts down like it's cooking. However, nothing gets hot. Should I buy a new one or call for repair. In my area, just a visit is $99.

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  • waynesmpsn Nov 12, 2008

    Everything appears to be working right, turn table, lights, sounds but will not heat anything.

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Could be door switches could be pcb could be mag, cap or hv transformer.. Its really just a guessing game but one of the above is defo the cause best to get a tech in to have a look or get it replaced whichevers best for yourself

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