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The fan comes on randomly.

Sometimes when the microwave is not even turned on. Usually for just a few seconds. Oven is about a month old.

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Alot of newer microwaves have a feature that if you are cooking on your stove and the bottom of the microwave gets hot it will turn the fan on to help protect the microwave. if thats not the case the you could have a faulty control

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Goldstar model mv1526.Sometimes the fan comes on by itself and the only way to stop it is to unplug it for a few hours. The fan off on button does not stop it even though it reads fan stop.


Contact the manufacturer (Goldstar) about that--it sounds like your microwave definitely needs to be repaired, especially since you've already tried unplugging it (which is the first thing a technician would suggest that you try). Usually, the manufacturer can tell you how to get your microwave repaired or replaced, and if it's still under warranty, the repair/replacement may even be free!

Goldstar's phone number (according to their website, www.goldstarappliances.com ) is (800) 243-0000


Good luck! :)

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Microwave turns itself off after a couple of seconds


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.
Q - The fan in my microwave oven is not running will this hurt my microwave?
A - YES, the fan cools the magnetron and electronics, take the microwave in for service, most fans are not too expensive to replace.
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A - Usually a shorted high voltage capacitor...see components section.


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Sensor error and periodic beeping for Advantium 120


If the internal cooling fan does not come on when you're microwaving, the magnetron will overheat and the thermal cutout will be tripped, causing the oven to go dead until it cools back down.

If this happens more than a few times, the magnetron can be damaged.

If the turntable is not turning (assuming it's not set to be off) when you're microwaving, then the problem lies on the relay circuit board (sub PC).

If the turntable is wokring and the fan is not, then the fan motor or wiring is at fault.

At this point, with such odd problems, I recommend that you contact GE customer service for your nearest GE-authorized service center

GE Customer Service is here.

Good luck.
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Jenn-Air JMC7000 Microwave Stopped working


So it's dead? (No display, no inside lights, no beeps?)

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the thermostat to open. When it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

If it's random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or fuse holder.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

We appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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First of all, it Roper may honor the warranty even though you're not the original owner. I'd contact them first: http://www.roperappliances.com/support/

If they won't cover it, here are some tips:

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the thermostat to open. When it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

If it's random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or fuse holder.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

This last issue is what I suspect in your case.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

We appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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