First the light inside was dim and when I hit the quick cook, it acted like it tried to start and then just turned off. My first reaction was to unplug it to see if it would reset but being as he is........ my husband decided he would do this again several times (as if it would magically fix it) and now it won't come on or do anything. I unplugged it overnight, still nothing. Seems to have some kind of "goo" oozing out the back bottom panel. Looks thick like old bacon grease? I am not even sure how that would get there since it seems to be completely sealed on the inside.
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If the inside light, cooling fan, and turntable are not all coming on when you hit "Start" to cook, then you likely have a bad top or bottom door switch, or that switch's mount is loose, misaligned, or broken.
If the inside light, cooling fan, and turntable are all coming on when you hit "Start" to cook, then chances are you have a failed high voltage diode or magnetron or a bad connection at the magnetron.
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Highly likely your microwave has "failed".
Down inside the microwave is a part called the Magnetron. This is the part, (about the size of your fist), that makes the sound waves to cook the food.
On some models, it can fail, whilst all the other stuff works.
1) You need a fuse replaced.
2) You need a capacitor replaced (That part "starts" the magnetron) or
3) you need a new magentron.
In any regard, very often people will not opt to have it repaired, because the labor & parts can cost more than a new Microwave.
God bless your efforts.
All of a sudden last nigh it just started acting weird the panel works and the clock etc works as well as all the cooking setting. but it doesn't light up inside and when I close the door to my GE Profile Eterna Space maker it starts huiming like its cooking something
We have a similar problem! It sounds like a problem with the microswitch inside the unit that the door is suppose to engage when closed. If not engaged properly, it will not cook. We had the switch replaced last March but it has started acting up again. We can press in on the door and/or lift it slightly and it will cook. Try putting time on the counter and hit start. It the word "cook" appears then try moving the door slightly and see if the turntable starts turning. If not, then you may have a more serious problem. Good luck!
Something has failed in the high voltage supply to the magnetron. There are no user serviceable parts inside, but there are INSTANTLY LETHAL voltages present. Scrap the oven & get a new one, they are generally not worth reparing.
It sounds perfectly normal.
A microwave generally draws about 13 amps or more when cooking at full power. That's a considerable amount.
This current draw will actually "load down" the power line, resulting in a small but measurable drop in the voltage.
The decreased voltage means the light will be dimmer and the motors for the fan and turntable will run a bit slower.
BUT if you ever have _chronic_ flickering, dimming or brightening lights in your home, it could be the result of a bad connection on the neutral, etc., which can lead to a very dangerous condition.
Once in a while is okay, but if it happens a lot, your landlord or electric company should examine the lines.