Question about GE Microwave Ovens
Everything else seems to work, can this be a fuse
Open the casing and look for a control fuse replace and all should be fine
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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It sounds like the magnetron may have
either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high
voltage required to run it.
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
This is a job for a professional but if
you are safety clued up, here's instruction.
If it is the type with an "Invertor",
they are not user serviceable and should be directed to an authorised
repair agent for continued safety, otherwise if conventional;
Make sure the !!!!any capacitors are discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 or moving coil meter on high resistance range for short circuit, (DVM's won't show the fault!), the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.
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