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GE Spacemaker JVM1850CH03

Wife has told me for a couple months now something was happening with the microwave, well today it gave up the ghost. She said the first time she noticed it it made a loud noise when heating the food and happened on several occasions. Today it made a pop sound and now the turntable turns ever so slowly with a rattle almost sound low rumble..and does not heat.. any ideas?

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Re: GE Spacemaker JVM1850CH03

Chances are it is a bad magnetron, but it may be a bad high voltage rectifier diode.

Some models have a 9-year warranty on the magnetron, so you may want to check with GE Customer Service at

The pop and wierd noise makes me suspect the diode has shorted.

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here:

Plus there should be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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