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Heats, but think cooling fan may have stopped

My GE microwave, about a year old, doesn't sound like it used to when cooking. Afraid it may burn out something.
I think there may be a cooling fan that is not coming on, as it is a lot quieter than normal

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  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    Microwave heats, but cooling fan doesn't run. If the microwave runs long enough (several minutes), it will completely shut down -- probably a thermal cutoff.

  • pamelayvet Oct 11, 2008

    It started making a wierd noise and shutting down after cooking for about 5 minutes. It resets and turns back on after cooling down. It is two years old. Please help

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If the cooling fan is not on, the magnetron can be destroyed.

It will have a full one-year warranty, then probably a 5-year warranty on the magnetron.

GE Customer Service is at http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/

I would contact them right away.

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