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GE overhead microwave EMO4000JWW01 stopped heating. Everything else works fine. Paid $324 in 2005, manufactured in 2004. Any advice on whether to fix or replace? Would like to try to repair first.

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You will need to remove it and remove the outer cover,then carefully discharge the high voltage capacitor (an oval silver colored can about 3 inches long) with 2 screw drivers to make sure its discharged,then remove and test it,also there is a high voltage diode that can go bad in this circuit,test this also,there is a small thermistor on the side of the magnetron tube that can be bypassed to test this component,but i would first suspect the high voltage capacitor,the diode,then the thermistor,if all else works i.e. the lights,turntable,etc.

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