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My microwave has problem. It still runs (can rotate, light is on, there is noise). But there is no heating effect at all. I guess it is because my mom accidentally put Aluminum foil inside last week. Below is info of the microwave: Brand: GE; Model #: J TP86B0F3BB 6.6kW Series #: MG699966Q Manufacture date: July 2004 The following link (http://www.ehow.com/how_112488_diagnose-microwave-oven.html) says that it maybe a magnetron problem and I need to find a professional. Can anyone help and give suggest? Can I order one and replace it myself?

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check the conductivity of the plastic with an ohmmeter by placing the probes an inch apart on the plastic surface. If the resistance is large or infinity, the plastic probably performs no role in stopping the microwave radiation. If so, any epoxy probably can be used to close the hole safely. Make sure you don't use too much and if possible place tape over the repair and orient the microwave so the epoxy presses against the tape while drying to prevent it from oozing into any door hinge/close mechanism. Otherwise, a piece of microwave door glass from a broken unit can ge glued over the hole and should stop the radiation. You can check for leakage with test units but be very carefuly anyway.

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Your magnetron tube has failed. According to the warranty on the Profile Series microwave ovens, the magnetron is covered for 5 years from the date of purchase, but labor is not included. I would call GE Customer Service and when they ask for the model number (which begins with JVM) and the serial number, be sure to give the date of purchase as the date you closed on your house. If they insist upon charging you for a service call and labor, I would call my builder's Customer Service Department and demand (very nicely) that they intervene with GE to waive the service and labor charges. That worked for me (Lennar Homes).

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile Microwave will not heat

Unfortunately, there is no way to tell which part the microwave needs without opening it up for examination. There are a few parts that, if defective, would prevent the oven from heating.

  • a high voltage transformer which passes energy to the magnetron
  • a magnetron which converts high-voltage electric energy to microwave radiation
  • a magnetron control circuit (usually with a microcontroller)
This is NOT a repair that you would want to attempt yourself. The labor for the repair would cost a minimum of $50 and shouldn't exceed $100. You'll also have to pay for the necessary part if it's still available from the manufacture or their parts distributor.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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Sounds like the magnetron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heats the food. The cost of the magnetron is about 95% of the cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnetron, they replace the whole oven which is probably what you will end up doing. There is a possibility that the circuit that provides power to the magnetron is faulty and you need to take it apart, find the proper electrical leads and test them with a volt meter. To do this you have to remove it from its mounting and take it apart. It is a fairly lengthy process however. Benjamin

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hi, you are correct it is 950 watts as you have read this on the microwave itself, when they sold these they kept the same model number but as they bought newer ones out the wattage increased so they kept the same number so its nothing to worry about it was just yours must have been a newer model then the first ones they made.

the first ones they made started at 700 then they did an 850 then a 950 so you are right its just a case of giving the same model number as the only difference is the wattage everything else is exactly the same, you wouldnt tell the difference if you had them side by side as its only the wattage that changed on this model

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