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Old 10-29-2009, 07:14 AM
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Model Number: jvm1460wa   Brand: GE   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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My GE XL1400 sat in my basement for 8 years brand new and unopened. I finally installed it and after a week it has stopped working. I was running it for about 4 minutes which is the longest it had ever run. I opened the door with about 30 seconds left. When I continued to cycle, I noticed that it began to hum loudly, and smelled a whiff of carbon or some electric component burn. Is the hum a symptom of a bad magnatron?

I opened the panel and checked the micro switches at the door. They all seem operational.

How can I get this unit covered under warranty? Do I have to have a GE tech see the unit or can I just do this myself?

Please help my wife is gonna kill me!!!!

OK Update: The unit was purchased 10 Years ago. So although it is new, absolutely no warranty coverage not even on magnatron. So now what is most important to know is whether or not the unit is worth repairing. Any suggestions??


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