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Microwave turns on,table turns, you can set the dials - but no heating or cooking takes place. What is the problem?

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This is the solution to reset your microwave.

1 Pressing the clock button will display the time. You can also use this to know what time it is while cooking.

1. Set the clock by pressing the "Clock" button.

2. Turning the dial on the GE sensor microwave oven will display the hour of the day. Once you have found the correct hour, press the dial in.

3. Again, turn the dial to set the minutes of the day. When this is completed, you will need to press the dial in again on the GE sensor microwave oven.

4. When the time and minutes are set, turn the dial again for a.m. or p.m. Then you will need to press the dial in to save the settings.

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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.

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Our 2006 Samsung Microwave has suddenly ceased to heat anything. The clock works and the turn table goes around, but that's it. We had a couple of power outages just before this happened. Could it be...


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Press the "Off/Clear' button to cancel anything on the display, and reset the microwave. This is a soft reset and will simply get you out of any program you have started. Press it when the cooking complete reminder appears on the display.
Perform a hard reset. Pull the plug out of the wall power supply, and wait a moment. Plug the GE microwave back into the wall power supply to reset any anomalies with the microwave's memory. You will need to reset the time of day if you perform a hard reset.
Reset the time of day. Press the "Clock" button, and turn the dial to set the hours. Press the dial to enter. Follow the same procedure for the minutes and a.m. or p.m. Press the "Start" button to start the clock.

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Remove the plug and take the turn table out of the microwave cabin. Now keep the microwave rested on the side andopen the back pannel,you can see the turn table belt drive.If this is broken replace.if not trace the motor connection and mark them.Now heat the microwave in normal position,place the turn table and a cup of water.Close the door and switch on the microwave set for a minute.Now check the voltage on the motor line marked.If present ,then the motor is fault.If not the controller board is faulty, and must be traced.Can be the relay drive or the relay. hope the other sections are working fine.

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Does not heat up


Sounds like the magnetron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heats the food. Since the table doesn't turn also, then you may just have a loose wire which you would need to open to check for.

The cost of the magnetron is about 95% of the cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnetron, they replace the whole oven which is probably what you will end up doing.

There is a possibility that the circuit that provides power to the magnetron and the table is faulty and you need to take it apart, find the proper electrical leads and test them with a volt meter. To do this you have to remove it from its mounting and take it apart. It is a fairly lengthy process however.


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I have a JVM1603BJ03 space saver micro wave. The turn table cracked in two, the plastic support device to turn the glass table has desenigrated into several small pieces. It appears the micro wave is...


Do you cook a lot of popcorn?

Do you place your food items in the center of the turntable as opposed to placing them off-center?

Both can cause repeated heating of the same spot on the turntable, which can stress it and allow it to crack.

You can buy replacement parts here.

I suggest that when you cook popcorn, place a paper plate or two upside-down under the bag and always place your food items off-center on the turntable tray.

Once you have the new parts, I would suggest at least a quick heat test. That is to heat one cup of water on high and it should boil in about 2 to 2-1/2 minutes.

If you would like to perform a more standard heat test, please see my Ask Mr. Microwave page.

If your magnetron is indeed running too hot, then it is probably dying. Sometimes - like a star - they can burn hotter right before they die.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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It may also have a start button to start it cooking. If not, then you place the food inside, shut the door, then rotate the timer dial to however many minutes you want.

If this does not answer your question, maybe you can take a photo of the controller and post it.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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