Question about Goldstar MV-1501 Microwave Oven
We have a sound clip of what a
microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are
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.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for high voltage section test help, but read the safety warnings first:
(if it is NOT shorted or burned looking, it's probably fine)
(continuity can be good even though mag is bad!)
You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.
I'd recommend that your bookmark this link to your favorites.
Accessing some parts may require you to pull the oven from the wall and remove the cover.
If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.
You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.
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Could you describe the noise?
It may be a noisy fan motor or a failing magnetron or high-voltage transformer.
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Oct 13, 2007 | Microwave Ovens
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