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GE SpaceMaker Microwave JVM1653BD004

My Mircowave runs but doesn't heat. Any ideas on approximately how much this would cost to fix? I rent my place and would have to fix it before moving out but REALLY don't want to buy this guy a new microwave right before I move out.... Anyone out there a microwave guru?

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Re: GE SpaceMaker Microwave JVM1653BD004

WoW!! What kind of a rental lease requires you to repair appliances? Most rental properties have maintainance of appliances included. Read your lease. Are you required to have it repaired?
Could be anything from a Cold Solder Connection on the Cook-Relay Board to a Magnetron.No Simple solution for a Novice. It involves step-by-step trouble shooting with power turned on some steps. Very DANGEROUS!!
Call around, Ask how much for Trip Charge and Estimate of Repair.
Good Luck!

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