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I have a GE microwave ser #ZV905893s. I does not heat. It makes a loud humming sound when turn on. I think it is on the list of defective mag. Can you help ? Have a good day. Dan

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  • jhoward9 Jan 01, 2008

    I think the High Voltage Diode is bad. I've removed it. Where can I quickly get another one? It is a 1.0uF It shows some resistance compared to complete open.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    GE JE1660WB002. Appears to be working, but makes a loud humming noise, won't heat, and a burning aroma.

  • schg Nov 30, 2008

    Unit makes buzzing noise, does not heat food, though hums and turntable rotates. Purchased this for new home in Dec. 2002. Previous GE microwave was still going strong after 20 years when I sold it with previous home.

  • carlossales6 Dec 11, 2008

    Microwave started humming and doesn't work... any ideas on how to fix?

  • sandydcheeks Jan 15, 2009

    Mine just started with the same problem yesterday!!! Tech came out today, replaced the HV Diode, Capacitator...still humming!!! Now needs to replace the magnetron way!!! The cost of parts/labor for the repair, for an 8 year old microwave, would be more than purchasing a new. Total repairs would have been $364, new GE PEB2060 + Trim Kit = $335


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May be megnetron or high voltage circuit ..

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