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Microwave not working

My ge je1860 microwave started making a buzzing/thumping noise along with flashing yellow color behind a side panel inside the unit when in use. When you stop the microwave it quits

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  • sdesros Nov 16, 2008

    the answer did not work for the problem, the problem has to do with the sensor module, it is sparking and appears to have burnt something behind the ceramic cover

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I have the same problem just started today. I read elswhere that it could be food and oils that have built up on the ceramic wave shield on the side and to clean it real good or replace it.



    Let me know if you have solved your problem and what you did.

  • dmhel521 Dec 28, 2008

    mine does the same thing, it won't cook popcorn at all without sparking, and then randomly when cooking other things

  • Kent Norris Mar 15, 2009

    Microwave starts sparking/flashing whenever cooking popcorn, and then randomly and sporadically when cooking other foods. Do not notice the problem at all when using defrost.

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Faulty relay or solder joint on the power module, but a bad door switch is most common.

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