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Ge spacesaver micro about 7 yrs old runs but does not heat. i found one fuse by itself, it was good. did not see any fuse on the board.if its the magnatron tube is bad ,are there many different ones, or might i find one in another microwave of the same power paul 410-790-5705

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    ge spacesaver microwave runs but does not heat. i found one fuse by itself and it tested good.it is about 7 yys old. is threr a fuse on a board somewhere?. could it be a bad board, or s it the magnatron tube, and if so , does it have to be replaced by the exact one , or can i get one out of a like wattage unit i have

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Voltage test the outlet the microwave is plugged into. If you are not getting a reading, the breaker is probably blown. Reset the breaker for that outlet in your home's circuit breaker box.

Reset the microwave breaker. Take the back cover of the microwave off with a screwdriver. Inside you will find a motor. Most microwave motors have a small red reset button on them. Hit that button. Your microwave should work again if the breaker was the issue.

Unfortunately, if it is not a simple electrical problem, then the issue is likely your magnetron, which disperses heat through the microwave. These cannot be replaced, and you will probably have to buy a new microwave.

Never work on the engine of the microwave while it is plugged in.

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Hello,

If your microwave oven is not heating up, the fuse is the major cause of this but you said it looks good, i will advice you replace the magnatron tube, it can also cause microwave oven not to heat up, you can get one at ebay.com or amazon.com. You

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