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I have a GE Microwave Oven MDL JEM31CA 001 that does not heat, and smokes a little. It is the non turntable style so I want to fix it. Gary

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  • Gary Jensen Sep 28, 2009

    I would agree if they had the microwave that I desired. all current makes have a turntable in them, they are over sized, take up to much counter space, so if I have to spend money to fix it I will, since there is not another one made out there without the turntable.

    Gary


  • Gary Jensen Sep 28, 2009

    Randy,

    Thanks for the help, I believe it is the magnatron


  • Gary Jensen Sep 29, 2009

    Randy,



    I am pretty handy with a voltage meter, I will check to see if I can determine what is bad. I will check the magnetron first





    Gary

  • Gary Jensen Sep 30, 2009

    Randy,



    Appears to be the diode. I ran a resistance on the magnatron, it seems to be good. everything else seens to chech out good. I will order the part and see what happens. funny how a small little thing could cost so much. If it works it will be worth it.



    Thank you for your help.



    Gary

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Gary,
Smoke is a bad sign for electrical appliances. Shopping is in your future. But you do have options.
Repair or replace? With small to medium size microwave ovens going for $60-100 it hardly makes sense to spend $60 to have one repaired. Even full size microwave ovens with full featured touchpanel can be had for under $200. Thus, replacement should be considered seriously before sinking a large investment into an older oven.

If you want to do it your self there are many things that can do this but, common things are....loose high voltage wire.....poor solder joint on board.....magnetron.....power relay.....

If the microwave makes a loud "hum or buzz" noise but will not heat up the food?
9 times out of 10 this is usually this is a bad magnetron, the other time is sometimes a bad high voltage diode.
How handy are you with electricity and ohm meters?

Let me know if this helps or if you think this is something you want to tackle.

Thank you for the opportunity to help you.

Randy

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    Randy Trent Sep 28, 2009

    I am glad that I could help. Let me know if you have any other questions.



    Randy

    FixYa Support Team

  • Randy Trent
    Randy Trent Sep 29, 2009

    Gary, let me know what you find out and we will go from there.

  • Randy Trent
    Randy Trent Sep 30, 2009

    I am glad that I could help. If you need anything else, please let me know. The small part are always a problem, they know you need them..



    Good luck and rate me to let me know how I am doing.



    Thank you for being patient,



    Randy

    FixYa Support Team

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