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Micro wave is operating but not heating up the food

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Posted on Feb 25, 2011

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SOURCE: Kenmore Microwave Problem

"d" may mean demo mode.

The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

Let us know if the hard reset doen't fix it.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Over range microwave, JVM1660

Was it the magnetron. Ours just gave up the ghost(heat) yesterday.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

SOURCE: micro wave oven doesn't heat

replace magnetron

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Posted on Jul 24, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: microwave seems to be working

Chances are you have a shorted high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron, but it may be a bad high voltage transformer.

There should be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which isvery helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

At our site, we have a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for test help, but read the safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html (if it is NOT shorted, it's probably fine)
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

If you'd rather have a pro take a look, I would recommend that you contact Whirlpool customer service to find your nearest Whirlpool-authorized service center.

Whirlpool customer service is here and you can also enter your model number on that page to download your owner's manual, installation instructions, etc..

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: General electric profile advantium 120 does not heat up food

With the symptoms you have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron, or a loose and possibly corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.

The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

Some manufacturers will send you the magnetron to do it yourself. If nothing else, you can save about $75 by taking it to the shop yourself.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html (if it's not shorted, it's probably okay)
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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