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Microwave making loud grinding sound

When I am using the microwave a noise that sounds like a garbage disposal starts immediately. It also has a burning smell to it as well. What could this be?

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    the noise starts as soon as you start the microwave. Its very loud. Sounds like a plane getting ready to take off. Cooks fine.

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Sounds like a bad magnetron. One test is to set it to run for 30 seconds on the lowest power level. As the microwave power turns off and on, the growling should cycle too. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety *& disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 Otherwise, you can contact GE Customer Relations at 1-800-386-1215 and tell them your problem and they will put you in touch with a local authorized servicer.

Posted on May 15, 2007

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