Question about Microwave Ovens
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is just a preliminary reply. We will need more information to help you.
So you're saying you can set the cooking time but when you press Start it won't start?
If this is the case, you probably have a bad door swithc or door switch mount.
Please reply back with more detail so we can help you.
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
If you look at consumer affairs.com, there are many problems like this with GE microwaves. Not a good track record, experiencing problems with mine as well.
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
With the symptoms you
have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier
diode or a bad magnetron, or a loose and possibly corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.
The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.
There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
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.
If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here.
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 (if it's not shorted, it's probably okay)
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
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Posted on Dec 15, 2008
you may have gotten a power surge and that can cause some funny things to happen, 1st is there power to the oven, 2nd if so there may be an internal fuse protector built in to the oven, check with the manual for anything of that sort listed. if not you may have to take it in and have it repaired by a pro. there is a lot of voltage in these ovens and unless you know what you are doing a person could get hurt
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
The magnetron, which is the device which creates the microwaves might have got damaged. If so, it should be replaced. Magnetron is the costliest part in a Microwave oven, check the price before before servicing it.
I hope this will solve your issue.
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Posted on Apr 01, 2009
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