While there are many reasons a GE Spacemaker microwave stops heating, the first step in finding the problem is making sure the unit is plugged into an active power outlet. Use a lamp or other electrical device to make sure the power plug is active. Many outlets in the kitchen have GFI plugs that turn off power when they detect a problem and stop the unit from heating.Know More
If the unit is receiving power but still does not heat, a common problem is the door latch is not engaging when the unit activates. Food particles around the door seal often build up to prevent proper sealing and cause leaks. Clean the seal and area where it seats, paying careful attention to the hooks of the latch. Try heating again.
While there are many online sites that offer tips to repair a microwave, GE recommends do-it-yourself consumers not work on these units. Microwave ovens have a high-voltage capacitor that remains charged even if the handyman turns the unit off and unplugs it that creates an electrical shock hazard. These appliances have complex circuitry that is not consumer-friendly. They also require specialized tools that most individuals do not have in their toolbox.Learn more in Microwaves
As of February 2015, GE does not make a microwave that is specifically designed to be mounted under a cabinet. However, some of their compact and subcompact countertop microwave models can be mounted underneath cabinets with a mounting kit.Full Answer >
According to GE as well as experts in appliance repair, a repair technician should be called if a microwave is running but is not producing any heat. The problem is likely related to the microwave's circuitry, which is very intricate, and attempting to repair it without expert knowledge is dangerous.Full Answer >
Replacement parts for a GE microwave can be purchased on the websites for Repair Clinic, Sears Parts Direct and Part Select. As of 2015, all of these websites carry a variety of replacement parts for different models of GE microwaves.Full Answer >
One reason to read GE microwave reviews in advance of a purchase is to gain confidence in purchasing a quality product that is unlikely to break down. Reading expert opinions on microwaves and other customer experiences helps to determine which GE models offer the best quality product.Full Answer >