Question about Microwave Ovens
Hello: The older Spacemaker microwave was noisy (says my wife) before it just stopped heating food in it. It appears to run normally, with fan running, light, timer, etc, but there is no heating being done. There was no burning smell, she says, just a different noise.
It's probably the high voltage rectifier diode or magnetron.
The magnetron will have a guarantee lasting about 5-9 years, so if it might be covered, contact GE at http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/
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 usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Also, there should be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel.
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
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