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Power went out on microwave.

No power microwave seamed to heve a serge though it was not being used.

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  • sandyward Nov 30, 2008

    It just quit...no power, no lights, no sounds..dead. I checked the breaker box, cord, everything's OK. It just died and it's not even 2 years old. What a piece of ****!

  • sandyward Dec 02, 2008

    It's a GE JES1142SF...which looks like the exact same thing they now refer to as a JES1142SJ.

  • mstrazze Dec 26, 2008

    Fuse keeps blowing on GE microwave JES1142SJ. We replaced the fuse 3 times in the last 2 days!

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

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I had the same problem. This was the fix. 1.remove the three security star screws(star with hole in center). 2. using voltage meter or voltage sensor check for power coming from plug through fuse and then the red wire(there's only one) coming from the fuse board that goes to the top of the oven to that round black thing(flame sensor).3. check for continuity of the sensor to make sure sensor has not tripped (if no continuity then sensor was tripped and needs replacing).4. on mine the sensor was fine but I noticed that the voltage was not passing through. The problem was at the connectors. I noticed that the connector was loose and had some signs of arcing. I cleaned and properly connected( this is key because on mine the connector did not pass between the tension loops on the connector). This worked for mine and I hope this works for you.

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