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GE Spacesaver Microwave kicked out, will not come on or reset.

Model # JVM1653WDOO4
SERIAL # TD950057S
MANUFACTURED OCTOBER 2002
Microwave has been kicking out over the last couple weeks, then coming back on, having to reset the clock, etc. I replaced the fuse once about a week ago and it seemed to work, but now has kicked out and replacing the fuse did no good. Have turned the circuit breaker on & off with no result.

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Looks like a circuitry/power issue. Difficult to say without actually inspecting the unit. Best bet would be the control board is fried. If you know how to repair a micrawave, try the following:
Test for power going to board. If exists, problem lies on board somewhere. On the GE/Hotpoints using the "smartboard," it is sometimes possible to locate a bad soldering connection on the board that can be repaired, restoring function to the board. Otherwise the entire board must be replaced.

However, if you do not have experience, I would definitely recommend getting it serviced instead (or buy a new unit, whichever is cheaper), as there is capacitor that holds 2000V even when unplugged. There is a specific procedure to discharge this capacitor, and it would be life-threatening to do so if you have no prior experience.

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Q - My microwave seems to shut off every once in a while, what might be wrong?
A - Make sure you hear the fan is still operating in your microwave. Next is to make sure the air intake grill on your microwave is not plugged up with air borne dust and dirt.

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  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008

    Q - My microwave is running and sounds like it is working but will not heat up anything.
    A - Many thing can do this but, common things are....loose high voltage wire.....poor solder joint on board.....magnetron.....power relay.....



  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008

    Q - The microwave display counts down and the inside light is on,  but nothing is heating and the fan is not running.
    A - This most commonly is a bad door switch, other possible problems are a faulty relay or solder joint on the power module, but a bad door switch is most common.



  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008

    Q - My microwave went dead when I opened the door ( same problem as closed the door ).
    A - This often is a stuck or faulty door switch and it has blown the interior microwave fuse.



  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008

    Q - My microwave is completely dead.
    A - House fuse has blown or interior fuse inside the microwave has blown ( usually a part inside the microwave makes this fuse blow ) Sometimes a bad fuse holder inside the microwave cannot hold the fuse tight enough and the fuse will blow as well. 



  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008

    Q - My microwave blows the fuse inside itself as soon as I push the start button.
    A - Usually a shorted high voltage capacitor...see components section.



  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008

    Microwave stopped working while cooking. Replaced a 20AMP fuse.
    When the cook cycle starts, microwave makes a groaning noise and stops. It loses power since the fuse is blown.
    Solution: High-voltage capacitor shorted. Replaced it and microwave works fine.
    Its located behind the fan underneath the high-voltage transformer.
    Remove the vent fan hood
    Remove the display control panel by removing the screw
    Take pictures of all the connections behind the control panel.
    Unhook all connections
    Remove the connections to fan
    Remove the fan
    Remove the screws and connections for interlocking switches.
    Make sure the high voltage capacitor is discharged!
    Remove the high voltage capacitor and replace
    Retrace the steps and put everything back.



  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008

    Q - I burnt something in my microwave and now it is dead...help!
    A - The fuse inside the microwave may have blown, but more commonly the flame/oven thermostat has sensed the over cooked food and the flame/oven/cavity thermostat has opened up - Info on that 
     



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This is usually due to a defective magnetron causing electrical interference .

Also chance of malfunctioning of the circuit board .

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