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What can I use a magnetron to do?

My old microwave had a lot of useful parts, but now i'm stuck with the magnetron.

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Keep it away from credit cards and pacemakers!

The magnets are really strong and they're handy to magnetize your screwdrivers, etc.

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Microwave oven makes a lod sound occasionaly, doesnt stop, heating is also normal. I saw some sparks once inside.


The magnetron is partly damaged from sparking that is usually caused when metalic catlery is used even milk parkets with siver lining could damage. In your case the microwave will soon give in and you will have to replace the magnetron.

Aug 03, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

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I have a GE SpacemakerXL model JVM1350BW. It does does heat uo. The interior light, surface light,fan,clock,timer all work normallly. When I hit start, the time starts going down but the ovn does not turn...


Sound like a magnetron go to bad; here are the steps we took to replace it

Warning: You are not an electrician or repairman, following steps are from my experience. You should be careful while handling capacitor and other parts.

Unplug Microwave at least few hours before
Remove Microwave from above oven range by somebody holding Microwave from ground unscrew the screws from cabinet
Remove top cover of Microwave
Make sure to keep screws correctly in a place you remember what goes where
Make sure capacitor is discharged, GE manual inside Microwave says capacitor will discharge within 30 seconds once it is off. As a precaution check the voltage in capacitor to make sure there is no electricity
Remove other panels around magnetron part
You need to remove lot of connecting wires, should be careful to note down what goes where
If possible take digital photos to refer back when you put everything back together
You may need to remove transformer to easily remove and replace Magnetron. If you can't remove Magnetron easily then remove bottom panel of the Microwave and remove transformer
Now it should be easy to remove magnetron
Replace new magnetron and screw it. We had to put one outside part from old magnetron to new one because new one was missing that. Check to make sure both old and new one are exactly the same
Make sure put all wires properly back
Now put transformer back and screw it
Put capacitor panel in place and screw it
This might be a good time to test the Microwave to make sure it works fine now
Now cover the top panels and start to screw everything
Once everything assembled put the Microwave back above range put screws from top


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Microwave Front and inside


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Magnetron and transformer


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Magnetron cover

Hope this helps (remember to rating this free answer).

Oct 10, 2011 | GE JVM1350BW/WW/AW/SY Microwave Oven

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Hmv9305/01 microwave @ 13months old the magnetron blew, authorized bosch repairman, replaced using bosch magnetron. warranty for 90 days jan of 2011 same problem, why does this happen? should i ditch...


With all due respect, what are you doing to it?
If you use it with nothing in the cavity, that will kill the magnetron otherwise it will last for years and years.
Very unusual and Bosch is a well respected name.
If there is a probem with the oven, Bosch will replace it so take it up with Bosch.

Apr 01, 2011 | Bosch HMV9305 Microwave Oven

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Electronically everything works EXCEPT the actual cooking. The time punches in and when I push start it just acts as a timer NOT a Microwave.


It's possible the magnetron tube, the microwave source, has gone bad, or one of the parts in its power supply has failed. There may be bad connections on the control circuit board, or the board itself is not working properly. One of the door interlock switches may be bad or is out of adjustment. The most frequent cause is the magnetron, particularly is you've had the oven for a while and it's gotten lots of use. Just like in a light bulb, wires in the magnetron can burn out, and one day the oven just quits heating.

Because of hazardous voltages present and the chance of microwave leakage if repairs aren't done correctly, you should leave servicing to a professional. A service shop can diagnose the problem and give an estimate. Or you can look at new ovens, which is often a more economical choice. The magnetron is the most expensive part to replace; between the part cost and labor charge, it's often not much more to buy a new oven. Sometimes a new oven can even cost less.

Hope this helps you decide what to do. Thanks for using Fixya!

Dec 12, 2010 | Jenn-Air JMV8000ss Microwave Oven

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Won't heat any foods.


you have a problem with your magnetron tube, and when the magnetron tube goes bad, the diode almost always goes out with it. you should be able to order a replacement tube from your manufacturers website, if you cant let me know and ill try to help you more.

here are the steps to replace the magnetron tube, if you want to do it yourself that is. if you have a professional do it, it can be pretty costly.
  1. Unplug Microwave at least few hours before
  2. Remove Microwave from above oven range by somebody holding Microwave from ground unscrew the screws from cabinet
  3. Remove top cover of Microwave
  4. Make sure to keep screws correctly in a place you remember what goes where
  5. Make sure capacitor is discharged, GE manual inside Microwave says capacitor will discharge within 30 seconds once it is off. As a precaution check the voltage in capacitor to make sure there is no electricity
  6. Remove other panels around magnetron part
  7. You need to remove lot of connecting wires, should be careful to note down what goes where
  8. If possible take digital photos to refer back when you put everything back together
  9. You may need to remove transformer to easily remove and replace Magnetron. If you can't remove Magnetron easily then remove bottom panel of the Microwave and remove transformer
  10. Now it should be easy to remove magnetron
  11. Replace new magnetron and screw it. We had to put one outside part from old magnetron to new one because new one was missing that. Check to make sure both old and new one are exactly the same
  12. Make sure put all wires properly back
  13. Now put transformer back and screw it
  14. Put capacitor panel in place and screw it
  15. This might be a good time to test the Microwave to make sure it works fine now
  16. Now cover the top panels and start to screw everything
  17. Once everything assembled put the Microwave back above range put screws from top

Dec 07, 2010 | Whirlpool MH7140XF Microwave Oven

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I have a GE Spacemaker Microwave, Model # JVM165OCB006 Serial # TF900232B Manufactured 10/2003. Runs,turntable,light,timer etc but will not heat. Is it worth fixing?


it is mostly fault of magnetron tube inside Microwave. ge has a 10 year warrenty on this part and they can fix it for you for 200$ OR you can order the part from the web and install it yourself. when the magnetron goes out, the diode almost always goes out too so you'll need another of those too. so if you dont want to replace these then buy a new one if not the the steps to repairing are:

  1. Unplug Microwave at least few hours before
  2. Remove Microwave from above oven range by somebody holding Microwave from ground unscrew the screws from cabinet
  3. Remove top cover of Microwave
  4. Make sure to keep screws correctly in a place you remember what goes where
  5. Make sure capacitor is discharged, GE manual inside Microwave says capacitor will discharge within 30 seconds once it is off. As a precaution check the voltage in capacitor to make sure there is no electricity
  6. Remove other panels around magnetron part
  7. You need to remove lot of connecting wires, should be careful to note down what goes where
  8. If possible take digital photos to refer back when you put everything back together
  9. You may need to remove transformer to easily remove and replace Magnetron. If you can't remove Magnetron easily then remove bottom panel of the Microwave and remove transformer
  10. Now it should be easy to remove magnetron
  11. Replace new magnetron and screw it. We had to put one outside part from old magnetron to new one because new one was missing that. Check to make sure both old and new one are exactly the same
  12. Make sure put all wires properly back
  13. Now put transformer back and screw it
  14. Put capacitor panel in place and screw it
  15. This might be a good time to test the Microwave to make sure it works fine now
  16. Now cover the top panels and start to screw everything
  17. Once everything assembled put the Microwave back above range put screws from top

Dec 05, 2010 | GE Microwave Ovens

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We bought our house about 1 year ago and it came with a Whirlpool Microwave hood combination - model GH9176XM. It didn't work properly (wouldn't pop popcorn,etc.). The Sellers arranged for a repair...


Hello Case_reimus,

Problem is... (as an old radio-man sees it)
There is NOT a lot more "things" than the
MAGNETRON... to work with...!!

The sole source of ENERGY in the basic Microwave
is the MAGNETRON and if you are in love with the
idea of melting single pats of BUTTER... your NEW MAGNETRON will soon be the "problem"
again ... (excluding convection heat sources).

The nature of the high frequency is such that
less than an approximate cup of water... standard
measurement
TAKING 3 MINUTES to boil... !!

Will allow EXCESS RADIATIONS to be re-absorbed
by the MAGNETRON itself... causing extended
cooking times and PRE-MATURE MAGNETRON failure.

There is no finer type of recycling than to keep a
worthy appliance working beyond it FULL LIFE-CYCLE.

FIND MAGNETRONs on eBay, AMAZON...
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Apr 07, 2017 | Whirlpool MH6150XL Microwave Oven

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I have a GE Spacemaker and it is about 9 yrs. old. Sometines it heats; other times it doesn't. I change settings and sometimes that works. Is this something that can be repaired or is this a sign I need...


When the microwave is not heating, that means the magnetron is not working. This is what provides the heat to the microwave. I do believe the magnetron has a 10 year warranty.

If you wish to replace it, here is how:

  1. Unplug Microwave at least few hours before
  2. Remove Microwave from above oven range by somebody holding Microwave from ground unscrew the screws from cabinet
  3. Remove top cover of Microwave
  4. Make sure to keep screws correctly in a place you remember what goes where
  5. Make sure capacitor is discharged, GE manual inside Microwave says capacitor will discharge within 30 seconds once it is off. As a precaution check the voltage in capacitor to make sure there is no electricity
  6. Remove other panels around magnetron part
  7. You need to remove lot of connecting wires, should be careful to note down what goes where
  8. If possible take digital photos to refer back when you put everything back together
  9. You may need to remove transformer to easily remove and replace Magnetron. If you can't remove Magnetron easily then remove bottom panel of the Microwave and remove transformer
  10. Now it should be easy to remove magnetron
  11. Replace new magnetron and screw it. We had to put one outside part from old magnetron to new one because new one was missing that. Check to make sure both old and new one are exactly the same
  12. Make sure put all wires properly back
  13. Now put transformer back and screw it
  14. Put capacitor panel in place and screw it
  15. This might be a good time to test the Microwave to make sure it works fine now
  16. Now cover the top panels and start to screw everything
  17. Once everything assembled put the Microwave back above range put screws from top
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Sep 02, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Ge spacesaver microwave ...it is 5 years old and stopped heating


I have an over the oven microwave that blew a magnetron after 4 years. Could be the same thing. It was out of warranty for the free labor, so I took it apart (I'm kind of a geek) and found out the magnetron was gone. Shortening the story: I bought a new magnetron from an online place and replaced it and it works fine. If you have someone replace your magnetron, see if you can get it for free-they have a long warranty on the magnetron ($150 part) and at 5 years, you probably qualify. Rich

Mar 13, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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MICROWAVE NOT HEATING ANYTHING?



If it is working but not heating, then test the high voltage capacitor,the rectifier diode.or the magnetron. If all this are fine, test the control board.

The diodeand capacitors can be tested. The capacitor must be allowed discharge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, evenif power is off.Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their two contacts.
Before replacing the magnetron test also the control board.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.



All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts.

You can also order from MicrowaveSvc , they also provide parts.

Dec 29, 2008 | Frigidaire FMV145K Microwave Oven

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