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Old 02-10-2013, 04:47 PM
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I have a GE Space Maker XL 1800 which has recently started to make a loud humming/buzzing noise. The noise dose not happen all the time and the microwave is still working. I see that it could be the Magnetron, how so i trouble shoot?


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...The noise dose not happen all the time...
Does it happen all the time when you use the microwave with 100% power?

If it does, then you don't need any troubleshooting. Just replace the magnetron.

- The magnetron Part number: WB27X10017

Part number: WB27X10017



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Yes,it has been just heating stuff up. Has not acted up more than a few times, is it possible we're at the beginning stages?

Is this a complicated repair, where or how do I get to the mag., do I need any special tools?
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You would not need any special tools but you will need to remove the microwave from the cabinet.

So far I would recommend not to do anything until it'll die completely.

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Thank you, sounds like good advice. As of this date microwave still working!
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