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I have a problem with my microwave. ITs GE model no. JVM1728SMC01 it always says kepad shorted and makes kinds of sounds.. what is the problem??

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SOURCE: microwave makes a strange humming

Assuming nothing's loose (such as from past repair attempt) then it may be the magnetron failing.

Your best bet is to keep using but (as always) do not leave it unattended while it's running.

Then if things get worse in some way, that would be a harder failure that can be assessed more easily.

If you are close to the end of the warranty period (1 year parts & labor or 9-year magnetron, e.g.) I would not wait past then.

GE Customer Service is here if you would prefer service now and want to find your nearest GE-authorized servicer.

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

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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Magnetron is done. This part heats the food. GE microwaves tend to have them stop working quite frequently. They basically make up the majority of the cost of the microwave, so instead of replacing the magnetron, you would be better off getting a new microwave.


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Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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bad news I am afraid. the heart of the unit has had a coronary and needs a tech to intervene

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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The humming can be caused by a couple of bad parts. Usually it's the magnetron tube, the microwave source. They often fail by shorting out, and the loud hum from the power supply is what you hear. Another part called the HV diode may also have shorted, but the magnetron is more common.

A bad magnetron can be replaced, but it's a costly part. And microwave service should be left to a professional, because there are dangerous voltages under the cover and a chance of microwave leakage if repairs aren't done correctly. Between the part and labor costs, it might be more economical to replace the oven. Let a qualified servicer give you a repair estimate and then decide.

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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sounds like the magnetron. Youll have to have a technician replace it. if you have a warranty just call the company and they should take care of you.

Posted on Jan 29, 2011

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Our GE built in microwave model # JKP62G suddenly started making a loud noise when we try to use it. It does this on any power level and on the defrost setting also. It does not seem to be heating...


It sounds like the magnetron may have either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high voltage required to run it.
Make sure the !!!!capacitor is discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 on high resistance range for short circuit, the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
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My GE TurnTable(Glass Round) Microwave oven has stopped working completely. The Power Chord ok. Immediately on switching on we get "dub" sound stating that Microvave is receiving current. But no...


sounds like the unit has suffered a supply problem within its circuits power pass section it will need to go to a repair shop most are listed in your local phone book. although a short of this kind will no be cheap and depending on the price you paid for it i would be thinking about replacing it.

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The F3 code keeps coming on with a beeping sound on my G.E. sensor microwave oven model number JES1456WFC001 1100 watts.


F3 means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

If it's under warranty, you should be able to get it fixed free.

The "C" in the model number means it's made for the Canadian market, and contacting GE Canada seems to be impossible for us here in the States.

So you'll need to contact GE via the info in your owner's manual.

If it's out of warranty, it's best to replace it, GE does not make parts available for JES-series microwaves.

One assumes they're meant to be thrown away when they fail out warranty.

Please don't kill the messenger... :)

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

Apr 27, 2010 | General Electric Microwave Oven

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We received a Ge spacemaker microwave oven as a


When a microwave makes a notable HUM there are 3 things thant can cause that dreaded hum.

1. Most common failure is the diode
2. Shorted capacitor
3. The Magnetron

If you list a model number I can probably find your parts for you and pass along a couple of trouble shooting tips if your good with a meter.

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Mar 04, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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When I turn it on it makes a grinding sound and blows the breaker. It sounds like when you nuke foil


ooooohoohhhhhh i know that sound
sounds like you have a bad magnetron or
a bad rectifier
the rectifier is just a few dollars
the magnetron is more expensive
if you have any warrenty at all
its worth the repair,
but you may want to get it down before any servive call

Oct 14, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE JES1456 microwave is making beeping sounds .


Unfortunately, GE has not made a parts list available for this model, so they may not be supplying parts.

It may be an exchange-only model, then out of warranty, I'm not sure...

HTML clipboardGE Customer Service is here. They'll have that answer.

Good luck.

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Microwave no longer heats; makes no sound or buzzing noise


hi..it sounds like a magnetron problem.It might have
got into damage.
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Jun 14, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Microwave makes a strange humming noise when it is working - sounds like a vibration of some kind. Does not always happen. Somethings it starts once the microwave has been running for a few seconds. ...


Assuming nothing's loose (such as from past repair attempt) then it may be the magnetron failing.

Your best bet is to keep using but (as always) do not leave it unattended while it's running.

Then if things get worse in some way, that would be a harder failure that can be assessed more easily.

If you are close to the end of the warranty period (1 year parts & labor or 9-year magnetron, e.g.) I would not wait past then.

GE Customer Service is here if you would prefer service now and want to find your nearest GE-authorized servicer.

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

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The scary noise is coming from the transformer (big heavy steel thing under the magnatron) that steps up the voltage for it. Something is overloading it causing it to have way too big of a magnetic field causing it to vibrate so much it makes noise. Since you have ruled out the magnatron (which almost always is the culprit) it could be the high voltage diode, or high voltage cap (more likely). Replace those two and it should work. Microwaves are nice to work on cause its a simple circuit and they usually give you a schematic pasted on the inside.

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If you can't fel the cooling fan blowing air out the back, then that increases the chance you have a bad magnetron. Since this is 1-1/2 months old, it is still under warranty. I would call GE or Sears for warranty service. If you break any seals opening it up, you'll void the warranty. It's almost certainly not the capacitor, those virtually always short when they fail, resulting in a blown fuse. If the transformer's bad, there is often the smell of electrical burning, but the cooling fan may weaken the smell. Try smelling the fan exhaust after it has run. It's most likely the magnetron, from my experience, but it could be a shorted HV diode. Some GE models sem to have had a batch of bad magnetrons, but I don't know if they have publicly acknowledged that. Again, since it's under warranty, the best bet is to call the manufacturer or an authorized GE servicer. You can find those numbers in your owner's manual and need to have your sales receipt handy of course when you call. Good luck.

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