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Old 01-11-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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I have a GE over-the-stove microwave, about 5 years old, that began making a growling sound while using it this morning.

We checked to make sure the turntable was not the problem.

Other than telling me to turn it of and stop using it, what is this appliance trying to say?

Is it repairable or should I just begin looking for a replacement.

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Old 01-11-2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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We checked to make sure the turntable was not the problem.
If you can get an exploded view of the parts, look for something else mechanical that moves. Electronics and electrical circuitry 'cannot' growl.

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If you can get an exploded view of the parts, look for something else mechanical that moves. Electronics and electrical circuitry 'cannot' growl.
nope cant growl, but they can hummm loudly..
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I was the PMT for a Sears store at one time. My job was to determine what to do with returned store stock still under warranty and determine whether it was worth ordering parts and trying to fix. Of course I had access to parts catalogs and parts themselves whosale. Or I could just write a service order and send it out.

With microwaves, even brand new ones, I usually just pronounced them dead rather than send them off for service when they groaned. My little scanner would tell me what to do with stuff. Parts and labor to tear the things apart were just not worth it. Those more expensive I did send off usually came back with the same diagnosis.

Yours is five years old. Put one bullet through its head, and recycle it appropriately (or make the place you buy the new one from deal with the old one). Shop for a new one. Makes no sense to sink moola into a microwave the age of yours when the new ones are so cheap.
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Check out www.partselect.com for a schematic breakdown.
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Here's another opinion on repair/replace.
http://books.google.com/books?id=VzX...unk%22&f=false

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