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GE Profile over the range microwave

The microwave is several years old, used several times per week.  All of a sudden there is a "grating" sound.

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    turntable makes a grinding sound when turing

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    I have the same problem - grinding sound associated with microwave motor running.

  • SuziPhoto Jan 03, 2008

    Same problem here.  I have a GE Profile Spacemaker XL 1800.  It makes a grinding noise.  i think it's the motor.  If we hit the "turntable" button to turn off the turntable, the noise stops.  This has to be done EVERY TIME the microwave is used.  




    Any advice on how to fix this without having to call a service technician?

  • spacemaker Jan 04, 2008

    hi i have the EXACT same problem as the previous person..

    i have a GE space maker the model number is JVM1860SD 002



    Any idea on how to fix it?

    Thanks! : )

  • pegj Jul 24, 2008

    Or microwave has been doing the same thing for about 2 years (2001 model) I thought it was just ours until we went to a rented beach house with the same model and it was doing the same grinding noise as well.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    My GE Profile microwave convection oven is making a loud grating/crunching noise when it microwaves. Is it safe to use? How can I fix this problem?

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I have a GE space maker the model number is JVM1860.

Same grinding sound when truntable is turning. Stops when you turn turntable off.

Can this be fixed by a layman?

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It might be better to post this in the GE section, but I'll be happy to answer it here, too.

I would suspect a bad magnetron or high-voltage transformer, but it may be the turntable motor or an arcing stirrer.

If you can post back with the model number and a bit more detail on when and how it happens, we may be able to help you better.

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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