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The GE microven model # GH6177XPT turns on and appears to be working, but does not heat or cook anything.

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Most likely have a bad magnetron... this is common for these models and to be honest unless you are in the field you going to pay approx..150.00 for repairs go get you a new one..... if all the displays are working and the unit actually starts running but your are not heating i'd be willing to say 98% you got a bad magnetron.... you have to dis-assemble the entire casing to get to the magnetron and replace.... good luck

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