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GE JVM1190 control pad

Is it possible to replace the key panel on my GE microwave oven? I think it is the key panel because when I touch 1 or 2 minutes the oven shorts out after 2-3 seconds. I guess I need to determine if it is the main panel or key panel. It doesn't short out if I use the defrost settings or convection bake setting.

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It is not your key panel, but the magnetron inside the microwave that is causing you the problem. The reason it does not short out on defrost or convection is because it is not drawing as much current through the magnetron to short out.

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If you think that the problem may had been caused by water inside the keypad you can try using an hairdryer on the keypad, taking care not to melt the keypad plastic.
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You can buy replacements here. or Order GE Microwave Ovens Parts Here

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