GE spacemaker microwave repair
My 9 year old 1,000 watt JVM 1600 series GE spacemaker microwave stopped heating recently. Everything else worked fine, but no heat. Went online to research the problem and found this website. Followed the advice/instructions posted. Called the GE parts number listed and received the magnetron tube (zero cost)in three days w/ nothing but advice to have a trained appliance tech install it. Removal of the microwave took about 20 min. Covers off etc, about 30 min. Tube installation about 3 min. Ordered the diode from the retail side of GE and the part never arrived. I called them back after waiting 2 weeks and it was overnighted and on my doorstep the following day. Installed in less than 1 min. Total time involve (minus the two week wait for the diode) less than one hour. Saved a lot of money with this sites excellant pictures,description and instructions. The diode is easily removed/reinstalled w/ a pair of needlenose pliers. My only caution is that you should be fairly handy w/ general repairs or have some backround in working on anything mechanical to do this repair yourself. Good luck and THANKS!!!!!