Question about GE JE1340 1100 Watts Microwave Oven
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Mircowave will not heat
With the symptoms you
have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier
diode or a bad magnetron.
The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.
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)
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Posted on Dec 08, 2008
With the details you described, the high voltage diode might be shorted( usually HVR 1X). It is connected from the Capacitor and the chassis, or else the capacitor is the one at fault,but not common .
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
Had the same problem. It was the high voltage rectifier. Bought replacement part at Sears online for about $16 (including shipping) and replaced myself. Not too difficult, but you need to be VERY CAREFUL to discharge the capaciter. You can even leave it mounted, while fixing it. Just remove upper plastic vent covering, which exposes the mounting screw for the control panel. Unscrew and slide the panel up to dismount. You will need to disconnect all the wire attachements to the control panel. I took a digital photograph to ensure I could reconnect exactly as it was originally arranged. The part is attached to the capacitor in the back of the unit - MAKE SURE THE CAPACITOR IS DISCHARGED FIRST.
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Posted on Dec 26, 2009
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