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Microwave does not heat

The lights comes on, the plate turns and the fan comes on as well. It just won't heat any food My GE microwave has stopped heating. Everything else works.

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Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part (such as a shorted diode)

I would first suspect a failed door switch or loose door switch mount.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information 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

There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. It's very helpful when troubleshooting.

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Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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It looks like the magnetron failed on your microwave.
This something that you may be able to do it yourself, just need to keep some good safety measures when it comes to the high voltage capacitor.
This may be the magnetron for your appliance: http://cgi.ebay.com/OM75P-GE-Samsung-Microwave-Magnetron-Tube-WB27X10017_W0QQitemZ170195128083QQihZ007QQcategoryZ150140QQcmdZViewItem

Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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