• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php

    Jake

GE Profile Microwave PEB2060SM1SS - everything works except no heat !

swuser

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PEB2060SM1SS
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Age
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This GE Profile PEB2060SM1SS microwave is about 8 years old. It powers up, runs, etc, but does not heat. Here are troubleshooting results, hoping someone can help since all test results pass (I think).

Diode
- connected a 9V battery, showed approx. 5.6v

Transformer (6170W1D091P0)
- primary terminals, 0.5-0.4 ohm
- secondary terminal to ground, 85.7 ohm
- two windings, 0.3 ohm
- no shorts from any terminal to body

Magnetron (LG 2M246)
- two terminals, 0.3 ohm
- no short terminals to body

Capactior
- 1.06 uF

I am not able to figure out if any of these components are bad, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 

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swuser

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Just checked, voltage coming into primary is 0 !! What can I check next?
 

swuser

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Sorry it was 0v with microwave not running. In cook mode, it shows 120v.
 

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Sorry it was 0v with microwave not running.
Like it should be without anything running.

In cook mode, it shows 120v
Good, at least the unit and board is calling for cooking to happen.
Time to see if it is creating high voltage or not.

jeff.
 
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