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No heat My GE JEM31 microwave (manufactured in NOV 2003) is not heating anything. The light goes on, the turntable moves, but no heat. It doesn't seem to be making any strange noises. Is this something I can fix? Or do I need to get service?

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Re: no heat

It is most likely a door switch, or a magnetron with a loose connection or a failing magnetron. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) 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: If you still need help, please write back letting us know what you checked and what you found.

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