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GE PRofile Spacemaker XL Microwave Oven Model# JVM1460 950 watts

Microwave looks to be running fine but the food is not heating. Everything else is working, clock, light, fan, timer etc. I have noticed an oder, similar to a burning smell.

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    Microwave operates normally, but does not heat.

    Please help.

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    Everything seems to work but the food is not getting heated up.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    Yes, same problem but since we have had this microwave for almost 10 years we are going to buy a new one. There is definitely a funny "electrical burning" type of smell.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    same thing

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    same... How did you all go about solving it?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009


  • casey01 Mar 26, 2009

    GE PRofile XL 1800...............Will not heat and everything else is working fine. It's only 19 months old. I did notice every now and then that it would make a funny noise and spark. No one of course could help me with the problem, since it only happened about 4 times.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    Everything is working. lights, fan etc but not heating food? any solutions to this without having to have someone come out?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same problem! Everything works fine except it doesn't heat up the food

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    GE Spacesaver Microwave model#LVM1750DM1BB, one year and one week and it wont heat food anymore! Everything else works, just wont heat anything. This is the second GE spacemaker microwave that died un under two years for me, avoid this product.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Light,turnstyle,clock and fan working

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    my microwave double oven GE 1998 will not heat past 135 degrees, the microwave works fine

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    need to replace a broken GE microwave oven made in 2000 with exact features

  • Ruby M Provance
    Ruby M Provance Apr 09, 2014

    My HB 1000 watt microwave manufactued Feb 2013 had electrical burning smell and then quit working



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Sounds like the problem is in the high voltage. Most common would be magnatron, capacitor and diode. For safety reasons this should be checked by a professional. Look in your owners manual because some high voltage parts have a longer warranty than 1 yr.

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