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My GE Spacemaker model JVM1650CH01 sounds like it is working, but itis not heating up. What could it be? Is it worth repairing?

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A lot of times it is just a door or interlock switch, in that case fix it. But magnetrons and transformers just replace it. Here is couple links that may help http://appliancehelponline.com/microwavetroublshootingvideo.html
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