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How do I replace the magnetron in my GE JE1860?

Everything works but the heat.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    When you hit Start to
    cook, do the inside light and turntable come on?




    Any unusual noises? Is
    it louder or quieter than usual?



    These answers will help
    me judge whether it's in the high voltage
    section (magnetron, transformer, or diode) or the control section
    (door switch or control board relay or connection).




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Considering the cost to have the microwave repaired: both labor and parts, it is more economical to purchase a new one unless it is still under warranty.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

  • Mark Gough Feb 13, 2009

    Unless you have replaced a magnetron before DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO SO UNLESS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE !!!!

  • Mark Gough Feb 13, 2009

    I am stating that above because of the voltage. And touching the magnetron can cause the voltage to be passed to your body, won't kill you but you most likely will be hurt.

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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.

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If you prefer to arrange service by an authorized service center, GE Customer Service is here.

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