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Jenn air microwave makes zapping sound and won't heat food

Put a cup of coffee in microwave, yes it was a microwave safe cup :) I heard a zapping sound and when I pulled out my cup it was still ice cold

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Possible bad inverter board (power) and or the Magnetron which does the main heating.

Posted on Nov 01, 2012

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SOURCE: JVM convection microwave

I see. Okay, well then I would expect there's a problem with a high voltage part, such as the diode, magnetron or transformer.

Your model number should be entered as JVM192002 and you can find exploded views here.

You can usually find GE parts for much less here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

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Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Everything works...Except for actually heating the food

It has a bad magnetron. This is the tube that provides the microwaves to heat the food. Not too easy to replace yourself but it can be done. Cost of magnetron is probably less than $50 or $60.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Microwave not heating food and is making loud noise.

You have burned out the magnatron (heating element) which is common on GE microwaves. most service companies will charge about 200-250 to replace it

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave seems to be operating but does not heat food. Popping sound was heard just prior to this problem. Popping sound no longer heard but still does not heat food.

Replacing the Magnetron will fix this heating issue you are having with this microwave. The Magnetron is the device that is responsible for the heating action.

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