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Motor runs but does not heat

I bought a GE microwave model no. JVM142K004 in March 1994. Yest. it worked fine but today it quit heating. Every thing lights up, pad works and motor runs but does not heat. Should I just get another microwave considering the age. Thanks Joyce

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Re: Motor runs but does not heat

You most likely have a bad door switch or a bad magnetron. You or a friend can fix the door switch problem for about $10 or less. If it needs a magnetron, that can run anywhere from $40-120, depending on which magnetron it has and whether you can get a generic replacement. 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 full model number (without the suffix) here:

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