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I have a GE microwave ser #ZV905893s. I does not heat. It makes a loud humming sound when turn on. I think it is on the list of defective mag. Can you help ? Have a good day. Dan

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Re: GE profile JE1660WB01 - GE JE1660 Microwave Oven Microwave Ovens

May be megnetron or high voltage circuit ..

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