Question about GE Microwave Ovens
Chances are it overheated the magnetron and then blew the thermostat on the magnetron.
Hopefully the thermostat did its job and protected the thermostat from damage.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.
At our site, we now have a video available showing how to remove a typical control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
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.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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