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Ge spacemaker runs but wont heat

Have a ge spacemaker about about 5 or 6 years old runs and light works but it wont heat anything.

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  • trussellfl Jan 16, 2009

    I have a GE Adora Spacemaker xl1800 that stopped heating yesterday. The unit is 2.5 years old and has worked fine up to this point. Does anyone have an idea what the problem is?

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I have same issue with GE profile spacemaker II
    Also, I noticed that when I turn it on, its loder than usual

  • trussellfl May 11, 2010

    The GE Adora Spacemaker xl1800 model number is HDM1853BJ02. The unit does sound louder than usual. The turntable and the light also work.

  • 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?



    We have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are operating here.


    What is the model number?

    A GE model number looks like this: JVM1430WV001



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Hi, there are three issues that will cause a no heat situation in a microwave. these issue are a failed Magnetron, busted cut-off fuse and, failed diode.

I recommend checking all these area that are located inside the microwave for faults.

The most common issue will be a failed Magnetron.

The diode and, fuse will be located on the noise filter assembly.

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It's probably a defective magnetron.

This should have a one-year full parts and labor warranty, then another several years on the magnetron, typically 9 years.

A typical service call for this might run about $175 for the visit and repair labor, assuming the magnetron is still covered under warranty. Compare that to the cost of buying and installing a comparable oven.

Your owner's manual will tell you how long the magnetron warranty is.

You can save that home visit charge and get a diagnosis for about $25 or so by removing it from the wall and taking it to the nearest GE-authorized servicer.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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