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Microwave Oven shuts off by itself - JVM 1650SH03

At first when I used the automatic sensor - for microwaving a potato it shut off before it was done. It did that for awhile. Now it just doesn't work. It shuts off immediately. Is this a fixable problem for the home handyman or should a microwave repair person be called in or should I just throw it out. It 3 years old and not used very much.

Also, are there schematics that I can locate on the Internet or from maybe GE?

Thanks for your help!

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I found diagrams on the GE parts website - free!

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