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GE Spacemaker Microwave, Model J VM1650AB5 Not heating food

The light and turntable are workiing, however, the motor sounds louder than usual.

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If you sure that lauder sound comes from turntable motor than it needs to be replace.

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- When you try to microwave are the inside light, internal cooling fan and turntable all working?

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