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This GE JVM1440BD microwave has the only problem it doesnt warm. All other features work properly, even when you start it the light and the fan come on, and the glass plate starts rotating, but it doesnt get hot at all. I suspect the problem is the magnetron because the microswitches, fuse, and termistors are ok. i would like to know what test could i take to be completly sure and where can i get a replacement for the magnetron in LA area.

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Before you take it apart, yours may be a model covered by a campaign under which GE is replacing "underperfroming" magnetrons and also putting in new stirrers and high voltage diodes. See this bulletin to see if yours is one of them: If it's not covered, then we have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: While you can't be completely sure without experience, there is a technical sheet in an envelope inside the oven which shows how to test the magnetron with an ohmmeter. Essentially there should be near zero between the two terminals, and infinity from either terminal to the case. You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: If you'd rather find parts locally (at sky-high prices) check your Yellow Pages for Applaince Parts. *grin*

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