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Our microwave model GE ZMC1095SF03 stopped working.

Makes a buzzing noise and won't heat any longer.

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The symptoms you are describing are typical of a magnetron that has gone bad. Continuing to attempt to use the oven in its current condition can cause further damage. So, I would recommend not using it. Microwave ovens are considered dangerous and repairs should not be attempted by anyone that is not electronic saavy. The High Voltage Network inside the oven has voltage potentials of 14,000 volts and higher. If you feel this is something you wish to attempt, the Magnetron part number is 1156751 and costs approx. $158. Keep in mind, if the magnetron has been arcing and making a burning smell you may have burned the protective coating that lines the walls of the waveguide. If the waveguide is damaged it is not repairable. I do not know if this is a replaceable item on your model microwave. Double check your warranty information and/or owner's manual. In many cases the magnetron is warranted for several years beyond the limited warranty that comes with most appliances. Post back with comments and let me know if you want me to assist you further. In addition, if you provide me with your EXACT model number (located along the door opening) I can narrow down parts a little better. I know this all sounds discouraging, but I do hope I have been able to help you.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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That is usually a shorted high voltage rectifer diode, but it may be the magnetron.

It would be helpful if you reply back with your brand and model, but here is a good answer that should help you:

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

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Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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SOURCE: microwave no longer heats; makes no sound or buzzing noise

hi..it sounds like a magnetron problem.It might have
got into damage.
check this out..
thank u..
kindly rate my response..

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave GE Model #JE1640WB - Makes noise when

Magnetron is done. This part heats the food. GE microwaves tend to have them stop working quite frequently. They basically make up the majority of the cost of the microwave, so instead of replacing the magnetron, you would be better off getting a new microwave.


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Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: ge spacemaker microwave JVM1330BW002 making noise, food not warm

bad news I am afraid. the heart of the unit has had a coronary and needs a tech to intervene

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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