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I have a couple of these which have suffered a lightning surge and its getting a bit expensive to keep buying new ones. They still function but not fully. I need a circuit diagram. Can you help?
Would be nice to send it to you for repair but I live in South Africa which makes it a bit difficult.
The local GE agent is not interested.


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I repair GE circuit boards, but the problem is not your circuit board.

This is due to a defective or loose magnetron causing electrical interference and disruption in the control circuit board.

If your magnetron was recently replaced, it may have loose mounting nuts or bolts or maybe the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched.

It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.

Details are in their bulletin here. Even if your model is not on the list, the same problem can occur, requiring a kit. The parts kit is similar to this one.

(Your model may use a different kit - this is shown for illustration purposes only).

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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Chances are it did not damage the control(operating) curcuits, but most likely the Telephone curcuits in the answering machine.

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