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I believe the magnetron just went out

I think the magnetron just went out on my microwave and I was wondering if it is worth purchasing a new one(no service charge) just parts and labor, or go through GE and have to pay for a service call 70$ in addition to labor??? Is it going to be a wash?

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Make a few phone calls and get the actual costs-then decide. You cant normally fix microwave ovens yourself though. Generally when the magnetron goes its time to buy a new micro unless its under warranty.

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Bad Magnetron. Unfortunately, and especially on high power microwaves, magnetrons do die. They'll probably run you between 100 and 300 dollars to replace. If you believe that your microwave is within warranty(not likely), contact the manufacturer for repairs. Otherwise, it may just be cheaper to purchase a new microwave.

Sorry that this answer doesn't produce a happy result, but it's an unfortunate fault of microwaves as a whole.

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At the price of a new microwave, it is not really worth exploring any further. If the magnetron gave out, it's cost alone without labor would be excessive.

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Sounds as though your Magnetron is not working.
This is the heating part of the microwave and in most cases is not easily accessible.
You may unplug the microwave and if you have a exhaust type microwave then there is screws either on top or in the front that allow you to remove this section, and once removed you can remove the screw on top of the controller, which gives you access to the fuse and fan and electric components inside.
Make sure noting is melted and smell to make sure nothing smells burnt.
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Sounds like the magnetron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heats the food. The cost of the magnetron is about 95% of the cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnetron, they replace the whole oven which is probably what you will end up doing. There is a possibility that the circuit that provides power to the magnetron is faulty and you need to take it apart, find the proper electrical leads and test them with a volt meter. To do this you have to remove it from its mounting and take it apart. It is a fairly lengthy process however. Benjamin

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