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Why has my GE Spacemaker microwave oven stopped heating?

Light still comes on and tray rotates

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How old? perhaps time to replace or find a lightly used replacement. It may be major, or minor, but the appliance service labor, and potential part may be more than the lightly used replacement.

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SOURCE: my ge spacemaker microwave oven stopped heating.

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If by not turning mean turntable fault,the solution is given below in detail.

1 Press "Stop" to halt microwave operation.

2 Press the "Turntable" button once to turn off rotation.

3 Push the door-release button to open the microwave oven if you do not have a "Turntable" button on your control keypad.

4 Lift and remove the glass platter from the oven, then pick up the plastic track with three wheels below the platter. Set aside these parts.

5 Insert the elevated microwave cooking tray into the oven. The tray has three to four short legs that hold it above the bottom of the microwave, keeping it from interfering with the rotating bolt in the bottom center of the oven the drives the turntable. You can now place food on the elevated tray and cook normally without disrupting the drive bolt.

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Microwave stopped heating. Everything else still works - it comes on, the light comes on and the plate rotates and it dings when it done, but te food is still froozen.


Sounds like either the magnetron or its high voltage power source has failed.
It is extremely dangerous to work on the magnetron side of the power system. It CAN and DOES KILL!

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My ge spacemaker microwave oven stopped heating. light still comes on and tray rotates but it does not heat.


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The round plastic tray is not moving, rotating and while I'm heating something there's a groaning noise?


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YOU CAN TRY REMOVING THE GLASS TRAY AND TURNTABLE AND REPLACING IT WITH YOUR OLD GLASS TRAY (IF YOU HAD ONE) OR JUST ANY GLASS MICROWAVE TRAY. WITHOUT THE TURNTABLE, I CAN'T SEE HOW IT CAN ROTATE.

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GE spacemaker microwave stopped heating


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.

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