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My GE microwave lights won't turn off & won't stop turning

My over-the-range GE microwave lights won't turn off & won't stop turning inside after running it. I have to unplug and plug it back in to stop it. Is this a bad circuit board and something I can fix?

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  • bs39 Sep 26, 2008

    My over-the-range GE microwave (JVM1540) lights won't turn off & won't stop turning inside after running it. I have to unplug and plug it back in to stop it. Is this a bad circuit board and something I can fix? -Brett

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It sounds like a relay or relay driver on the control board is getting stuck in the on state.

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

Feel free to contact me directly for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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