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JVM1640BB 004 GE spacemaker Not heating

JVM1640BB 004 GE spacemaker Everything appears to run but does not heat.

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- Is there any unusual noise or is it louder or quieter than normal?

(A loud buzz, hum, or groan is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, but a sound like gurgling into an empty coffee mug is one symptom of a failed magnetron, and yet the mag can be bad without that sound.L

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