Question about GE Microwave Ovens
Hi, I have a GE Profile spacemaker XL1800. Everything works fine on the machine except when I turn it on to cook, the vent opens, the count down starts, but it is not heating the food.
Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:
- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
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There should be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel.
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Posted on Dec 04, 2007
Your vent flap could be taped or it could be faulty installation not allowing the vent to open. If you take the front vent cover off, you should be able to reach in above the fan unit and gently push the vent flap up, it should move freely with no binding. If it doesn't it is taped or blocked. If it is taped, gently putting upward pressure on the flap might release the tape. If that doesn't work the vent installation is blocking the flap. You might have to remove the unit from the wall (two people to do this) or disassemble the vent duct above the microwave and rework the interface for clearance.
hope this helps,
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
First you have to unplug your device. Next you must remove the cover from the micowave. Follow the powe cord to the unit the fuse should be right at the beginning of the powe cord. I hope yhis will help you.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
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