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Microwave stopped heating!

My GE XL1400 Spacesaver microwave has suddenly stopped heating.  It looks fine, and acts fine, yet it doesn't cook my food. 

There was no event to cause this - one day it worked, the next day it didn't.

I've tried several different foods, different settings etc.  I tried different power levels, different modes, turned on and off the child lock thing.

I've unplugged it, and plugged it back in.

All of this didn't fix it.  Help!

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  • piledriver Nov 26, 2007

    Our GE JE2160 microwave intermittently fails to heat the food. Unit runs & generates heat (on the outside) --- inside gets slightly warm but doesn't heat food. Microwave is 4 months old. Problem just started a few days ago. tried every combination of buttons, tried express & timed cooking, unplugged & re-plugged. works fine about half the times we try it.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    i have the same thing my microwave worked yesterday and today it wont heat anything. It acts fine otherwise but it just doesnt heat.

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This may have already been dealt with, but others can benefit from an accurate, thoughtful reply to this problem.

Concerning the problem Guest is having with the fan coming on when the door is open.

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Concerning the original problem of no heating:

Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose conneciton on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
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Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Sounds like there is a problem in the high voltage section.  If it isn't under warranty I would suggest buying a new microwave.  This will need to be checked by a technician with the proper tools.

Posted on Oct 13, 2007

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Isnt this queer,,,,my mic. just stoped a week ago too,,,it has a 10yr.warrenty on the transformer,,,so GE. replaced it,  and low and behold it worked again [untill yesterdays electrical storm that caused the lights to go out for 2hrs.Now when we open the door of the  oven, the fan comes on !! before its even turned on.[GE. informed us it now is past its warrent period and will not fix it.So it hangs on the wall...[ useless.]----- My past experance with all GE. products are the same...!!!! There equipment Suck and i mean Suck.     All of them   --had em all...Very disapointed MaineMan.207-667-2716.

Posted on Oct 13, 2007

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