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Microwave will not heat any thing.

Also I droped the plate and broke it does it need the plate to heat it is 2 years old mode # Jes1451bj 02

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  • kq4clham Dec 01, 2008

    Yes I here the fan and light does work.The turn table works at times but not allways. I do get a loud hum and it only pulls 6.5 amps when it hums. My old wave would pull over 16 amps when it worked and heated ok.

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The plate has nothing to do with the microwave heating up the food
but the magnetron that heat the food is bad and will need replacing
I would ask a electronic shop how much they would charge to replace it , and if is not worth it to you then a new one would be a good call

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  • jason Dec 01, 2008

    the loud hum could be the transformer going bad also , i would say you are better off getting a new one

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The turn table plate helps the microwave heat evenly. What happens when you turn the microwave on? Does it light up and the turn table turn and do you hear the fan going? If all that is present then you need the mag cap diode. however if you do not hear much noise from it and just the light turns on and turn table turns then you have an interlock problem. Let me know if you need further assistance.

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  • Robert Artiaco Dec 01, 2008

    you should replace the magnetron, capacitor and diode. also replace your turn table motor

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