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Microwave not heating food and is making loud noise.

I have a GE JVM1860 microwave. When I start it at any level it makes a very loud sound from behind the touch control panel and does not heat food.

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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

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