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Pop in the vent area followed by no heating

When cooking, I heard a "pop" in the vent area when I first turned the microwave on, and now the microwave won't heat food. I did not hear the pop in subsequent tries, although I still can't heat. Could this be a door switch problem? Thanks

Posted by Karen Kitzmiller on

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    no heat when turned on, just spins the turn table.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    By turning the vent on and hitting start will only heat the food but if you don't turn the vent on will not heat the food

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This is not likely a door switch problem. That pop was probably a part blowing, most likely the high voltage rectifier diode. If you or a friend want to check into and repair this, here is a good link for safety info & do-it-yourself info: http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html Find & buy GE repair parts here: http://www.geappliances.com/shop/prts/ If that isn't it, please repost with new details. Good luck and be safe. Your rating of this answer is appreciated.

Posted on Nov 18, 2006

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