Question about GE JES636WK 700 Watts Microwave Oven
The popping sound was probably the high voltage rectifier diode failing.
If it's bad, the symptoms you usually experience id that it runs but won't heat. It may hum a little louder, or even a little less.
If you or someone you know wants to look into this, 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
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There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.
A typical diode is shown below.
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Posted on Mar 31, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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