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GE Profile Microwave will not heat

I have a GE Profile Sensor Microwave which has stop heating regardless of setting. All other functions on the unit are working normally. All deplays are normal. Just won't heat.

Model # JE 1860SB 002 Manufacture date was Dec 2001.

What part will I need to replace? Thanks for any advise.

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Timer works and counts down, but won't turn on or heat. Convection mode won't work either. Checked fuse and door switches, both good. When it first started doing it, if you hit it it would come on and work. Any Ideas?

  • abandlar Feb 25, 2009

    Timer works and counts down, but won't turn on or heat. Convection mode
    won't work either. Checked fuse and door switches, both good. When it
    first started doing it, if you hit it it would come on and work. Any
    Ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    No matter what I want ti heat it will not heat up?

  • cynthia_zoll Mar 13, 2009

    I have the ge spacesaver model # jvm1650sb004 serial # rf 902580 B. It was working great until one day my kids were going to pop popcorn and it wouldnt heat. Everything else works .It comes on , timer works everything but it will not heat. Do you have any ideas of what it can be and how to fix it? I really love it and dont want to have to replace it.

  • Thomas Malailua
    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    dose it make a loud hum when it should be cooking.or dose it count down on the timer put no noise?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    replacing a GE microwave JE1640GA 002

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Unfortunately, there is no way to tell which part the microwave needs without opening it up for examination. There are a few parts that, if defective, would prevent the oven from heating.

  • a high voltage transformer which passes energy to the magnetron
  • a magnetron which converts high-voltage electric energy to microwave radiation
  • a magnetron control circuit (usually with a microcontroller)
This is NOT a repair that you would want to attempt yourself. The labor for the repair would cost a minimum of $50 and shouldn't exceed $100. You'll also have to pay for the necessary part if it's still available from the manufacture or their parts distributor.

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