Question about GE Microwave Ovens
We generally do not advise
anyone to work on these because they are dangerous to both the person
working on them and someone using it if they are not serviced correctly.
There is a dangerous amount of electricity from the capacitor which should be discharged first (especially on this model).
The unit also needs to be checked for microwave leakage whenever it is opened up.
If you confirm that the unit is receiving the correct amount of voltage at the board, that is how far we would recommend testing. and the circuit to be checked
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It sounds like the magnetron may have
either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high
voltage required to run it.
Make sure the !!!!capacitor is discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 on high resistance range for short circuit, the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.
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