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I own a JVM1430WD002 GE SPACEMAKER XL MICROWAVE OVEN. I'VE OWNED IT FOR 7 YEARS & IT'S 8 YEARS OLD. All functions are working except the unit will not heat anything placed inside. I've unplugged the unit and plugged it back in but this has not solved the problem. Is there any further troubleshooting I can due to isolate the problem (diode? capacitor? transformer? magnetron? fuse?)

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It could be a bad magnetron tube. If the mag is open then of course no heat but everything else would function. GE service manual Granny's nuke notes

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