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Fan works, but unit does not heat.

I have a General Electric Spacesaver Microwave Oven Model Nr:JVM250BV 001 This unit was built in July 1995. It is 1.4kw 120v 60 hz (residential unit)
Two other times it failed due to the WB27X608 diode. Fan works, but unit does not heat.One fourth glass of water remained cold after ninety(90) seconds of operation. I suspect it has the same problem again.Does this failure rate seem average to you or do you feel this is excessive? Prices have fallen significantly since I purchased this unit. Did I get a lemon? Do I have it repaired again or epurchase a new unit?What are your thoughts?

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If the cost of the diode isn't prohibitive to you(normally max $15.00) and you like the oven, but when replacing get a diode with a higher break-down/operating voltage as this may be a problem,get one thats rated for 12,000volts or higher or even a commercial grade diode

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