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When I program the cooking time it lights up and appears to be cooking but doesn't actually work?

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Check control circuit , any dry solder or damage.

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You can modify a standard, typical micro switch available at many places or, you can get an exact replacement from GE parts placed or you can try www.repairclinic.com or you can try a FixYa.com advertiser.

You are correct in trying the safety interlock switches ... they cannot stand the opening and closing of the door while the machine is running. To improve the live cycle of these tiny switches is NEVER open the door while the oven is operating.

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Capacity

Oven Capacity (cu. ft.): 1.6

Features

Wattage (IEC-705 Test Procedure): 1000

Cooking System: CircuWave™ Plus

Power Levels: 10

Style: Over-The-Range

Clock: Plus AM/PM pad

Electronic Scrolling Digital Display: Yes

Electronic Touch Controls: Yes

Kitchen Timer/Timer (On/Off): No/Yes

Variable Scroll Speed: 5 speeds (sub-pad w/ AM/PM)

SmartControl System - Concurrent Programming: Yes

SmartControl System - Help Pad: Yes

Beverage (Convenience): Yes

Cook (Convenience): 9 Codes

Popcorn (Convenience): Yes

Reheat (Convenience): 6 codes

Add 30 Seconds: Instant-On

Child Lock: Yes

Cooking Complete Reminder: Yes

Defrost Type: Auto & Time

Delay Start: Yes

Display On/Off: sub-pad w/ zero

Express Cook: Instant-on 1-6

Reminder (24 hr): Yes

Time Cook: I & II

Time Preference: Control Enhancement (1/9)

Turntable: Glass

Turntable On/Off: Yes

Turntable Size (in.): 13-1/2

Cooktop Lighting: Bright/Night/Off

Night Light: Auto

Rack Type: Wire Oven Rack

Sound Volume Control: 4 levels

Easy Mount Installation: Yes

Exhaust Fan: 2-Speed

Appearance

Case Color: Black

Color Appearance: Stainless Steel

Door Color: Black/Stainless Steel

Handle: Designer-Style

Weight And Dimensions

Approximate Shipping Weight: 63 lb

Overall Depth: 15 5/8"

Overall Height: 16 3/16"

Overall Width: 29 7/8"

Cavity (W x H x D): 20 31/32" x 9 3/8" x 14 3/16"

Power/Ratings

Electrical Input - 120V Amperage: 15

Electrical Input - 120V Watts: 1480

Frequency (MHz): 2450

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My microwave is completely dead. I have checked the fuse in the plug and it is fine. Any suggestions?


Hello,

What you are to do to solve the problem is to do a general troubleshooting on your oven below are instruction to follow.

The Microwave is a counter top model with a variety of preset cooking options, including timed cooking at a variety of power levels and sensor-cooking settings for popcorn, rice, beverages and single-serving reheating.

The sensor cooking and reheating features detect increasing humidity levels inside the microwave and automatically adjust cooking time for various types and amounts of food. This microwave also includes a turntable and an electronic control panel.



Instructions below are step by step solution for your oven

  1. Check to see if the microwave will start. If it will not start and the display panel is blank, you may have a power problem. Unplug the microwave and then plug it back in, making sure that all three prongs of the power cord are fully inserted into the wall outlet. If this doesn't work, check your home's fuse box. Reset the circuit breaker to restore if necessary.
  2. Ensure that the microwave door is fully closed. Press the Clear/Off button to cancel any previous cooking instructions. Re-enter your cooking program, including cooking time and food weight if necessary, and press Start.
  3. If "Err" appears on the microwave display, press the Clear/Off button and reenter your cooking program. The "Err" message will appear during the sensor-controlled programs (Popcorn, Rice, Beverage or Reheat) if the door is opened before steam is detected or if no steam was detected within the maximum amount of time allowed by the microwave. Be sure to leave the door closed during these programs, at least until time is shown counting down on the display panel.
  4. If your control panel will not work or if an "L" is displayed on the screen, press and hold the Clear/Off button for a full three seconds to unlock the control panel.
  5. If your sensor reheat program is resulting in under- or overcooked food, first try decreasing the amount of food in the microwave; the sensor programs are designed for single servings of food. The sensor reheat function works by measuring humidity inside the microwave--do not use a tightly-covered dish with this setting because no moisture will be able to escape and the food will overcook. Be sure that cooking containers are dry; moist containers will increase the humidity in the microwave and mislead the sensor, resulting in undercooked food.
  6. If your turntable is not rotating, first check to ensure that your food container is positioned so that it can freely rotate without hitting the microwave's interior walls; using a smaller food container can fix this problem. If the turntable still will not rotate, lift the turntable from its support and replace it carefully, ensuring that it rests evenly on its support.
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You can download your owner's manual free here.

From the manual:

SETTING THE CLOCK - When the microwave oven is plugged into an outlet, the oven will display " 0:00 "

1. Press the CLOCK button; the hour digit will blink
and the clock indicator will light.

2. Press the number keys to set current hour.

3. Press the number keys to set current minute.

4. Press AM/PM to choose AM or PM.

5. Press the CLOCK button again; the display will
show the present time. After the clock has been
set, the time will appear with blinking colon,
unless the oven is cooking or defrosting.

NOTES:

- To reset the present time in the display window when the oven is off, press the CLOCK button and
reset.

- If you make a mistake when setting the time, press the STOP/CLEAR button.

- To recall the actual time while the oven is cooking or defrosting, simply press the CLOCK button
and the display will show the actual time for three seconds.

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If you can program it and the problem occures when you push START. Then the problem is a door switch, or the control panel not having a completed circuit. Think of your control panel as an off-on switch.COOK, the control panel switches on for 100% of the time programed. DEFROST,The control panel turns the Cook-Relay on for 30% and off for 70%, on, off, on, off,for the time you programmed for DEFROST. This is how it works. There is no lowering of the output. The output is 100% anything other than COOk is done in % of time on, % of time off. This is why you can hear a "Bump" when Defrosting. The "Bump" is the Cook-Relay sending power to the High Voltage Side, 30% on, 70% off.

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