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Can magnetron be replaced without removing microwave?

Manufactured July-2001. Unit is an odd install in a basement with NO CABINET above (it is mounted directly to the ceiling). If I have to remove it to replace MAG, then it's a giant pain in the rear end, so I will just put a new unit if that's the case. I would much rather repair (replace mag) via faceplate only. I CAN SHUT OFF POWER for repair. please advise

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Hello
There is no way u can replace mag without removing micro and placing on desk !
There r screws on the side and or behind the outer cover.
The mag maybe ok but the transformer or a common fuse , or rectifier gone bad .
Can to take a picture front and side of the micro location ?

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The cooling fan is a must!

Otherwise, the magnetron will be ruined, and that drives up the repair cost.

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Remove the face plate above the door. You will see two bolts where you can use a screwdriver to turn them (unlock them). Those bolts go all the way to the back of the microwave. Once you have turned them (you do not need to remove them), you will need to remove the one - three screws that come in from the cabinet above. You may have to jar it loose if it still stuck.

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the top vent exhaust grill has two screws facing down-remove these. remove plastic vent. inside you will see a solid wire tringle assy. turn and pull this release.

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GE Spacemaker Microwave 5 years old Model JVM1440WH01 The Clock, Fan, Interior and Exterior Surface lights work, but it does not heat the food. Over the stove model,


the magnetron may be faulty on this unit... the magnetron is what heats unit... there is also a thermal limit on this unit mounted behind the control panel and will require removing in order to check... unplug unit and remove two wires attached to limit about the size of a quarter and round in shape..check contuinity and should be closed... if it is then most likely the magnetron has failed... is a replaceable part sorta expensive and requires taking apart the cabinet and removing a few componets to get to the magnetron bolts/screws ...
www.sears.com then hit the parts direct link up at top of the screen enter your model number and will give you a parts diagram check availabilty and price on your part....
sometimes cost verses replacement is worth buying another one.... but can be fixed... most magnetrons have 5 year warranty goes by serial number of unit or installation of unit if your the original owner.... good luck to you

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Antenna


Saibal, microwave repair is a dangerous endeavor if you have not been schooled on them. The antennae you mentioned is part of a larger component, the magnetron. This is a high voltage device (~5000 VAC) and is extremely delicate. Access to it must be from the inside of the cabinet so the unit must be dis-mounted from the wall and placed on a work area. BEFORE PROCEEDING... READ ALL INFORMATION LOCATED HERE!!! http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/index.html THIS WILL COVER THE DANGERS AND SAFETY PROCEDURES. After the unit is on a suitable work area, remove the outer cabinet and set it aside. Now, slow down and visually verify the location of all components... DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING UNTIL YOU HAVE LOCATED THE HV CAPACITOR!!! After locating the capacitor, follow the instructions listed above to discharge it. Now the magnetron is safe to remove. Remove the wire harness from the magnetron. You will see the 4 fasteners which retain it, remove them and the magnetron will come out. Carefully and gently install the new magnetron and fasten it securely. Reinstall the wire harness to it and rebuild the unit. After installation, test the unit with a cup of water BEFORE reinstalling it. There is a chance that when the magnetron failed, it destroyed the capacitor and/or the HV Diode. If it heats the water, your OK. If not, you'll need the capacitor and diode. I can't stress enough how important it is to follow ALL safety procedures outlined in the link, above! Job time is approx. 2 hours. OK, parts availability... the part number you need is #58001218. I show one available through 1'st Source in Albuquerque, NM. Ph.# (505) 884-0166. List price= $90.98. The gluing technique will NOT work as a repair. The magnetron vibrates at an extremely high frequency and the dome (antennae) will shatter immediately. Please do not perform this repair this way as injury or more damage may be incurred.

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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

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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

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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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We have a DVM Adora Spacemaker microwave. The unit was manufactured in May 2008 and purchased a few months after. When heating the unit would make a light clunking sound. This began after the first...


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