Question about GE JVM1660 Microwave Oven
When i start my microwave oven for a second it sounds normal but immediately (1 second) after starting, it makes louder than normal noise and appears to be functioning when then a terrible burning smell appears; it is working fine otherwise (control panel, light, etc.)
You need to stop using your microwave if it's burning. This is a common symptom of a blown magnetron. Using it in it's current condition is not only dangerous, but it will further damage other components in the high voltage circuit and/or waveguide. In many circumstances, damaging the waveguide renders a microwave non-repairable. A new magnetron will cost you around $100 if you wish to repair this yourself. NOTE: I would not recommend working in or around the high voltage circuitry unless you absolutely know what you are doing. Do not attempt to take any live voltage measurements or operate the oven with any of the protective covers removed or interlocks defeated. Voltage potentials of over 13,000 volts exist and are potentially dangerous. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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