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Tray turns abd light comes on but does not heat up the food.

Tray turns and light comes on but does not heat things up.

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  • sttsal May 18, 2009

    I have the same problem with my JVM2050WHOl 2005 model everything works except it does not heat at all

    sttsal

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Does the internal cooling fan come on when you try to microwave?

    Any unusual noises? Is
    it louder or quieter than usual?



    We have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are operating here.

    Please reply back with the full model number from the tag in the unit.

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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.If turntable is not running check also the door switch.

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.

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