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GE JES1451 Microwave Food will not heat up.

Everything appears to be working!

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010


    Microwave - Runs But Does Not Heat



    If the microwave runs, but does not heat, it could be one of many parts. 



    For safety reasons, GE offers no do-it-yourself repair advice on microwave ovens due to:





    • Safety requirements due to high voltage (capacitor hold a high voltage charge even after it has been unplugged)

    • Complexity of electronic circuitry.

    • Special equipment needed to make diagnosis.


    GE urges our consumers NOT to attempt any microwave repairs.

    If you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service at 1-800-GE-CARES or you may schedule service online.


    http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_...



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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL 1400 Microwave

Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Microwave won't heat food.

This would be under warranty, so Maytag should take care of it for you: http://maytag.com/support/index.jsp

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: microwave will not heat food

I have the same problem and have figured out the following:
Most likely it is the magnetron - common problem for GE's. Replacement part list price is around $180 but you can find on ebay for about $80. Replacement is "doable" but tricky because the oven needs to be removed to replace the part. The GE replacement kit part # for magnetron and stirrer is WB27X10489. Expect a service tec to charge at least $200-$225 to make the repair so complete replacement of microwave might make more sense...unfortunately.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: No more heating, GE Profile Microwave JVM 1870CF02

I think its the mag tube, mine went out the same way. GE will provide the mag tube for free just call them...have a local ge certified tech out to put it in.

Posted on May 14, 2009

heatman101
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SOURCE: My GE Profile microwave just stopped heating

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