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Microwave does not heat

I have a GE Spacemaker XL1400 (purchased on 1998). It runs but does not heat. The last work run was on Sunday (12/21) after I made some popcorn. I have not heard any abnormal nosie, and the table seems to turn normally. Should I have it fixed, or it is time to get a new one? Thanks.

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  • joes333 Dec 27, 2008

    I cleaned the microwave inside in the morning.

    In the evening it goes on but doesn't heat.

  • elroysfd Jan 11, 2009

    Same problem, same timeframe, purchased a new microwave!!  Sounds like GE made these just good enough to outlast the 10 year warranty on the magnatron.

  • klsskay Jan 30, 2009

    I have the same problem but found out that by unplugging the unit and plugging it back in I was able to get heat. This is the second time I've had to do this. The first time lasted only a couple of days before having to unplug again. Had to do it again today. What is going out?

  • cksdjs Feb 21, 2009

    I had this problem, described by several. One answer said it could be the door switch. We investigated, and that was OUR problem.



    No one ever told me I needed to turn it off before opening the door. That "solution answer" said that is what causes the problem.



    Hope this helps someone else. It kept us from replacing a perfectly fixable microwave.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    It makes noise and seems to work normally, but will not heat.

  • kastika Apr 21, 2009

    I have a GE Spacemaker XL 1400, everything seems to work, turntable, light, etc. but it stoped heating? Microwave is not heating?

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Thank you for a well-detailed request.

With the symptoms you have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron, or a loose and possibly corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.

The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted, it's probably okay)

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.


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