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Default Microwave won't heat
Model Number: JE2160   Brand: GE   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! What's better than having a dozen family members in for the holidays? Well, a dozen family members, a ton of leftovers, and no microwave, of course!

Anyway, this unit stopped heating a few months ago, and I bought a new magnetron, diode, and capacitor from APP. Installed the magnetron only, and the unit worked fine. Then the other day noticed it was running, sounded fine, but was not heating. So I took it out, and replaced the diode and capacitor with the part I bought. Also checked the magnetron with an ohmmeter, and it appears to be okay.

After we put it back together, the unit still did not heat right away. Tried for 1 minute on the express setting, then changed up the power level, but nothing. Then later, on a whim we tried a mug of water for 4 minutes, and it came to a boil. Thinking that maybe the microwave needed to run a while to charge the capacitor or something, we put it back in the cabinet, thinking it was fixed.

We were apparently wrong....still doesn't heat. Any ideas?

Thanks!


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