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No heating - metal really is not a microwave's best friend

Hello - one of my children decided to see how well metal works in a microwave and decided to heat up a can. As expected, the microwave now does not work. The fan comes on, the turntable turns, all the electonic functions work on the panel - it just will not heat. What would I need to replace to get this working and would it just be cheaper to buy a new one? I can probably do the work to replace but if the part is going to cost me over $200, then it is not worth it. Thanks much for any help you can provide.

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Your child could have fried your magnetron. check for its price and if its a little less than a new oven then just buy a new one.

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Hi, I have a GE JES1334 1100 Watts Microwave Oven, it can be power on, but doesn't heat, should I change any part to get it back to work? Thanks!


Hello, W/D here.
There are many variations of your model. Check the fuse first.That's the most common failure, and the cheapest to fix.
I checked the price of magnetrons and, if that is what is wrong with yours (which it sounds like), the cost of the magnetron is more to replace than the price of a new microwave. ($162 vs. $115), plus shipping if you bought the part on-line (I checked Appliancepartspros.com), and add in labor if you have someone else do the work. Your best bet is to take it somewhere and get a free estimate for repair, and decide from there. It may not be the magnetron, but it's impossible for me to tell from here.
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It's probably the high voltage rectifier diode or magnetron.

The magnetron will have a guarantee lasting about 5-9 years, so if it might be covered, contact GE at http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing 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
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If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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Sounds like the fuse is working fine! *grin* It's probably a bad magnetron or high voltage transformer. Since it's GE, it's much more likely to be the mag. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your base model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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