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SOURCE: ten years old. all
There are a couple of possibilities. Most likely the oven needs a new magnetron tube, the microwave source. Ten years is a long time, and yours is probably now dead. The GE part number for a replacement tube is WB27X10249, and you can find several sources online where you can buy them. The price is around $125 on average.
The other possible trouble is a high-voltage rectifier that has failed. They usually fail by shorting out, though. When that happens, the oven usually makes a loud humming noise when it tries cooking. Since you say it just quit heating, I'd say the magnetron is to blame.
MICROWAVE OVENS USE HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES WHICH CAN KILL YOU. You may want to refer repair to a professional if you decide to keep the oven. (Given the part price, you may want to use this as an excuse to buy a new one anyway. Add in repair labor and it may only be a little less expensive than replacement.) But if you decide to try repairing the oven yourself, it's not impossible.
The hardest part in working on an over-the-range oven is taking it down. The magnetron is held in by nuts on threaded mounting posts and a couple of wires connect to it. Just make sure the oven has been unplugged for some time before working on it, Discharge the high-voltage capacitor (this site explains how) before you do anything else. Then it's a matter of removing the old tube and installing the new one. Get a new magnetron if you decide to try this; some sellers offers parts that have been removed from working ovens but the sometimes don't include a wire mesh gasket needed to avoid microwave leakage.
Hope this helps you figure out what to do. Thanks for using Fixya!
Posted on Jun 01, 2011
Call the Manufacture. There used to be a time were we could figure it by the model number. You can contact appliance repair and send them an email. They are very helpful. Make sure you give them the complete model and serial.
Posted on Apr 02, 2013
Take the 1st two numbers of the serial number, and subtract from 100.
14388170 = 14
100 - 14 = 86 = 1986
Posted on Feb 17, 2014
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