Question about GE JVM2050 Microwave Oven
In the last few days, JVM2050 microwave heats intermittently (fan, light, etc always work, just the heating is intermittent). Is this a bad magnetron? Can I replace it myself or do I need to hire someone? Microwave is only a couple years old.
Over several years of repairing microwaves, I have found a number of
magnetron tubes that were intermittent. Generally, though, the problem is more likely to be a door switch, upper or lower, not middle. An electronic circuit board is also a possibility. High voltage rectifiers sometimes become intermittent, but I've seen only one case per 1000, or so, ovens in for repair.
Posted on Apr 21, 2013
Not the magnetron if intermittent. Probably a bad smartboard. Easy to replace if you know the basic precautions to take.
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