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Light's on, plate rotates, no heat

GE Spacesaver XL--no heat--light's on, plate rotates, no cooking

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When the microwave works properly but just doesn't heat, then the magnetron is bad and will need to be replaced. You can get the part and the diagram at partselect . com or repairclinic . com

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fixed the problem with my GE microwave turntable motor without having to replace it.
I removed the motor from the microwave and placed it in a small vise. Using a very small flat head screwdriver I was able to pry up the four tabs holding the casing together. You may need a slightly larger screwdriver after that to bend them back out of the way so you can remove the motor cover plate.
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I don't like to pass on your problem but it sounds very much like either the high voltage supply ot the magnetron has bit the dust.
Either one would make the repair marginal at best.

This is apparently not a very good unit, many microwaves jsut kind of fade away as their magnetron emissions decay.

This one seems to have a bad rep. look at this link:

http://www.fixya.com/search/p489218-ge_xl1800_1100_watts_microwave_oven/not_heat

Sorry, have owned a lemon or two myself.

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