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I have a Ge JEB1090 bv built in microwave, the problem is the power failed last night for just a short amount of time and this morning the microwave will not heat anything. It seems to function as normal but the sound seems muted and of course the main problem is its not heating anything.

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It happened to me too. Thanks for the part #.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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Unfortunately, there is no way to tell which part the microwave needs without opening it up for examination. There are a few parts that, if defective, would prevent the oven from heating.

  • a high voltage transformer which passes energy to the magnetron
  • a magnetron which converts high-voltage electric energy to microwave radiation
  • a magnetron control circuit (usually with a microcontroller)
This is NOT a repair that you would want to attempt yourself. The labor for the repair would cost a minimum of $50 and shouldn't exceed $100. You'll also have to pay for the necessary part if it's still available from the manufacture or their parts distributor.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL1400 microwave doesn't heat anythting

Magnetron may be defective. Replace the magnetron by a new one.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: turns on but not heating food sounds a bit louder

Hi, this is common in most microwaves. this abnormal noise is coming from a faulty Magnetron. this device is responsible for the heating process and, it is damaged and not heating at all at this point.Simply replace the Magnetron and, this unit will start to heat once more.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: GE JVM1850CH06 microwave no heat with loud humming sound

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

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http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
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http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
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http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

If you prefer to arrange service by an authorized service center, GE Customer Service is here.

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