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GE Spacemaker XL1800 first no inside light followed by loud noise

Started with no inside light. A few weeks later, a loud noise when running but had to shutoff since it smelled like electrical burning.

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    The inside light is likely just a burned out bulb unrelated to your current problem.

    When you try to cook, you get that loud noise. Does it still heat?

    Does it sound like a loud hum or more like gurgling or grinding?

    Is the inside (especially the cover in the ceiling) clean?

    Please reply back with your model number so we can help you.


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I agree that the light is unrelated. 99.9% chance you have a bad magnetron tube but it is covered by either a 5 or 10 year parts warranty through GE. Call GE Factory Service at 1-800-432-2737 or schedule online at www.geappliances.com

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