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My GE spacemaker microwave won't heat and makes an unusual sound

My GE spacemaker microwave xl 1800 all of a sudden just started making an unusual loud noise and won't heat anything. We also noticed an electrical burning smell. Can't be good, but maybe someone has experienced something similar that was fixable at a reasonable cost.

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  • mjohns515 Jan 20, 2009

    we are having the same problem... have you figured anything out? let me know...

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Same problem on a JVM1740SM. Loud buzzing noise but no heating at all.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    I have the same problem - loud humming noise and no heating. Any answers yet?

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    same prob but no noise yet

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    I have nearly the same problem. The microwave intermittently makes a loud humming noise and once I smelled electrical burning. My microwave happens to still heat items, however. When an appliance technician came out to look at the microwave it would not make the noise and it still heated items, so he left stating he could not find a problem. Anyways, I'm concerned there could be a safety issue in my microwave and I don't know what to do now.

  • allyourz Mar 21, 2009

    Loud noise, all works, spins, no heat...

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I have the same problem on my oven- model JVM1640WB and called an appliance repairman who is honest and reliable (I've used him before). He said the problem is with the electrode, to fix it is roughly $300. He recommended buying a new microwave rather than fixing it.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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    OceanLife772 Nov 22, 2013

    I agree! Microwave have come down on prices. Sometimes a repair can cost more than buying a new one. Parts and Labor are rather expensive!

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