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2 1/4 year old GE Spacemaker XL 1850 Microwave doesn't heat

Everything works, but nothing is "microwaved". No incident occurred between it working and not working. GE service coming out in another week. Before I get a huge bill at Xmas time, I wanted to know if there is anything I can troubleshoot. Ge service just made me an appointment without any advice.

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Re: 2 1/4 year old GE Spacemaker XL 1850 Microwave...

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It sounds like it is either the power diode, the high voltage capacitor or the magnetron. If it is the magnetron, it may not be worth fixing as these can cost well over $100.

Do you hear a buzzing sound?

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