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G.E. Spacemaker XL1800- Loud constant buzzing noise. Help

I have an overhead G.E. Spacemeker XL 1800 that is 7 years old and yesterday stopped working. Here's the problem- Anytime a function os any type is attempted it immediatelyt lets out a LOUD buzzing noise.... The display panel and interior light both still work, but when you open the door - BUZZ! When you try to run it- BUZZ! When you push the buttons BUZZ, BUZZ BUZZ.... What is wrong?
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  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    I have the same problem.

    The buzzng sound is coming from ac voltage getting to the coil

    of the 24 volt dc relays, but I can't determine why?

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

    Let us know if the hard reset doesn't fix it.

    And are you able to estimate where the buzzing is coming from?

    The control panel or deeper back, maybe?

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My microwave was totally dead. Things I discovered: 1) There is an easily replacable fuse accessed by taking off the top front vent cover (two screws on top, gently massage off) and then the inside plastic grill. UNPLUG before doing this! 2) Pop off two wires on either end of fuse holder for safety. Then pop out fuse and replace. For more extensive help, there is an evelope with a wiring diagram inside the case on the inside wall! Very helpful when diagnosing the surface lamp problem (I forgot to plug the ballast back in when I closed up the bottom).

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