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I need to replace the magnetron tube

How to replace magnetron tube in GE jvm1631wb003?

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  • sarveshvaity May 16, 2009

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  • sarveshvaity May 16, 2009

    Can i replace the magnetron from my microwave with a magnetron from a different microwave with a different part number or does it have to be the same part number?

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Remove the connectors and unscrew the mounting screws pull out the defective unit and put a new one.

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We have critical safety information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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