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GE spacemaker XL 1400 will not heat food power loevel set at 1 will not change to higher setting If THAT is the problem

Will not heat food at all ! everything else appears to be working

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  • edgington Jul 23, 2008

    does not run loader, trun table and light does work, just no heat



    Model # JVM1450WA001

  • Born4Beachin Jan 08, 2009

    Everything works properly except that it doesn't heat anything! Sure defeats the purpose of the microwave and can't find a "fix-it" solution anywhere.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Do the inside light and turntable come on when you try to cook?

    Is it making any unusual noise or is it louder or quieter than normal?

    Do you have the model number?



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If
it\'s within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years)
but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your
manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or
the labor charge to do the work.

Since the turntable and light are working, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- loose or corroded connection at the magnetron

- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board

- bad magnetron

- shorted high voltage diode

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the
control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is
very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

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