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Power comes, turn table and lights come on but no heat... their is a faint plastic metallic smell. I took out the fuse and then the microwave wouldn't power on at all. Any suggestions? Thanks, Jamison

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Re: Power comes, turn table and lights come on but no...

Sounds like the fuse is working fine! *grin* It's probably a bad magnetron or high voltage transformer. Since it's GE, it's much more likely to be the mag. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your base model number (without the suffix) here:

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