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GE Microwave Spacemaker JVM1640BB sounds like it is working but doesn't heat. You get a hum but nothing gets hot. The unit shutdown completely the other day while just using the exhaust fan a few minutes later it came back on we reset the clock and it appeared to be OK. We didn't try to heat anything until today and it runs like it's working but doesn't heat. Ant help would be appreciated! Thanks G

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SOUNDS LIKE THE MAGNETRON WENT BAD IT'S ABOUT A 100 AND SOME DOLLAR PART

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