Question about GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven
When a microwave just stops heating it is usually either the power diode or the capacitor. There is a very remote chance of a magnatron failure. You will need to open the cabinet and remove the cover.
This is not a difficult or expensive repair. IF by chance you attempt self repair make sure the unit is unplugged and that you ground the capacitor 3 times before prceeding with any testing.
You disconnect one end of the diode and read across the terminals. One direction it will read like a wire and the other it will read open. (Good) If it reads continuity in both directions it has failed. If it reads open in both directions it has failed.
Checking the capacitor you simply probe across the terminals with a meter watching for a jump on the meater EACH time the tests leads are REVERSED. No Jump leads reversed = bad capacitor.
The parts for your microwave are readily available at any local appliance parts supply. If you walk in with the part in hand they will have a suitable replacement or have it within 4 hours. (Usually)
You have not blown a fuse as the turntable and control panel still function. Often this type of failure causes the fuse to blow.
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Posted on Sep 06, 2010
Remove the outer cover and replace the hi voltage capacitor and h.v. diode these components help produce the h.v. required by the magnetron to operate and heat
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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