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My GE Profile Spacemaker XL(JVM1350BW 002) starts a loud buzzing noise 3-5 seconds after started and is not heating food. Any thoughts or is it dead?

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Hello Scott MacAskill,

I would say it is only dead if you want it to be...

BIG noise is USUALLY a bad transformer... Sadly your is about $200 USD... so EASTER egg trouble shooting could be COST PROHIBATIVE.

SERVICE manuals begin at $9.95...

Youtube is generally full of WILDER GUESSES than mine...
Try the on-line support from SEARS...
Just check your prices before buying anything from them...
(my opinion... after getting personal shafted by the 3 TIMES).

Parts are available...
(must be a nice unit.. pretty $$$$ parts)...
I have my own nemesis... a MARVEL 6RFI refrigerator...

My wife loved it for 20 years...
Then it needed serious servicing...

Every MARVEL part I try to buy is marked up $150 just for the name... I find the exact parts & have my Supco Fan for $22 instead of the $172 for a MARVEL fan...

GE is highly serviceable & popular...

If you are willing to put in the time... Newer appliances are just
not quite as good...

They are practically tin-foil (with no added features)...

Your choice... Sadly my wife only tolerates my FIXING ...
She would long ago put it on the trash heap
(ice maker, stainless steel & all)...

Alas (what have you got to lose by trying?)

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/search.aspx?model=jvm1350bw002


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnac_the_Magnificent

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