Question about Microwave Ovens
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?
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 http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/
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: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Plus there should be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel.
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Posted on Dec 07, 2007
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