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Goldstar 1500m My Goldstar 1500m does not heat or turn, but it sounds like its working.

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The most common causes for this (in order) are a defective door switch, door switch mount, or a bad connection or relay on the control panel. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Posted on May 25, 2007

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With the symptoms you have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron, or a loose and possibly corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.

The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.

The service manual can be downloaded here.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)

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

To order Goldstar / L.G. parts, visit Vance Baldwin Electronics. You'll probably have to call them.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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