I have a GE microwave, model no. JVM1851CH02. The unit turns on, but won't heat.
Since you can get microwaves for as little as $60, or even less if you get them at yard sales (my mother paid $5 for one that just wouldn't wear out!), I suggest you toss this one (wherever you are supposed to dispose of them) and get a new one. This is one of our modern conveniences that it is not worth repairing, unless it is still on warranty.
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I have an estimate that says I need a diode and magnitron. I have the machine apart. I need to know how to test the diode.
There is not any visible damage to any part.
By Tim G
I doubt very much that microwaves are cost effective to repair. One can get them on sale for as little as $60, and sometimes at yard sales for $10, so if it is not working, I'd toss it out and get a new one.
Not if your microwave is installed over a range, then it can be hundreds to replace
My microwave does not heat up. Can it be repaired?
By MARIA VIRGINIA from Upland, CA
You would have to contact a service person about that. Myself, a lot of things like that are so inexpensive now that it is sometimes cheaper to buy new.
My microwave heats for 2 minutes. Then it quits heating until it rests for about 10 minutes. Any thoughts on this?
By Steve M.
My Sumsang microwave does not heat but it is on and turning off.
My Delonghi microwave lights up, and the turntable works, but it doesn't heat. Any ideas? Cheers.
Marg from England
By Marg from England
This happened to us. You're element has gone out & you'll need to buy a new microwave (or one at the thrift store). In the USA you can get one for only $25. I paid $50 & got a really nice one. I was surprised at how cheep they are!
* This doesn't apply to burned-out elements, but for other microwave problems. I have a friend that used to repair microwaves back in the 70's when they were costly & he told me that what kills most microwaves is people slamming the microwave's door. Tell your family to always shut the microwave's door quietly & gently & your microwave will last many years longer!
Guess that's it then. Off to the shop. Thanks Cyinda, also for the tip about shutting the door gently. All the best Marg.
Before you replace it. or buy a new element, try unplugging it for about 5 minutes. Then plug it back in. Sometimes it just needs a reset.
These answers are a joke as my microwave cost 300.00
I put an envelop in the microwave to open it and now my microwave works, but does not heat.
I doubt the envelope had anything to do with this. Certainly it was a coincidence your microwave stopped heating at this time. If it is still under warranty, you can get it repaired but otherwise it will probably be cheaper to get a second-hand microwave than to try to get this one repaired.
If you still want to try, figure out who the maker is and model #. Google the manufacturer. If you can find an email for them, tell them what's going on. They may respond.
I also doubt whether the envelope had anything to do with it, unless you ran the microwave for a long time - several minutes, which might damage it. We are warned not to operate microwaves with nothing inside them, and I would think that an envelope would count as "nothing".
I agree with the previous poster. If your microwave is on warranty, you might get it replaced, but if it is not, you will likely have to get a new one.
I have a Hamilton Beach microwave model # HB-P100N30AL-S3 / P100N30ALS3B and it stopped heating about 6 months ago. Any ideas?
Sometimes a microwave just needs to be reset. Try unplugging it for about 5 mnutes then plug back in and try using it.
Buy a new one.
I have a GE microwave oven model No.JES1139DS1BB that won't heat up the food.
First, unplug the microwave for about 5 minutes. Then try waving something. A lot of times it just needs to reset.
It is probably a fuse. You can go in the search bar and look under troubleshooting a microwave that doesn't heat and it will help you with step by step instructions. Good Luck.
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