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Ge sensor microwave won't heat. After having several bags of popcorn burnt in it, the thermostat melted. Replaced the thermostat, now won't heat.

The connections were melted to the top of the thermostat. I replaced the thermostat. Now it works, but does not heat. Could it be the Magnetron?

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Possibly, but I would first suspect the connector that goes to the thermostat, since you say it melted.

You should cut back both wires an inch or so until you get bright shiny copper (not dull or pinkish color).

Then install new connectors. They're usually standard 3/16" or 1/4" crimp-on fast-on type connectors. You should be able to get connector from places like Walmart, Radio Shack or an automotive store.

There's a YouTube video (not mine) showing how to crimp connectors here.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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    jeff brown Dec 08, 2013

    but, what caused the wire to melt in the first place? i have the same problem. i am afraid that if i replace the thermostat it will just melt again.

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