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GE Spacemaker Microwave JVM165OWB005--No more heat!

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Our microwave has stopped heating. Everything works (lights, turntable, etc), except it doesn't cook! Any ideas?

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  • OCFAM Apr 18, 2008

    AH! just posted this under something similar...this is exactly what's going on with our GE spacemaker XL1800 (JVM1870BF06). No heat! It's not even 2 yrs. old. Everything "appears' to be working-sound, lights, clock, etc. but no heat is coming in to cook or defrost what's inside. help! Don't want to take it apart, and with it being an under cabinet/above stove top style, can't access anything in back or on top..nothing noticeable to try to 'turn off' or 'turn on' or anything.

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Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part (such as a shorted diode)

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

At our Web site, we now have a VIDEO available showing how to remove a typical control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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