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GE JVM240 microwave - shut door, fan runs,can't set timer or cook

When shut the door on the microwave, the light goes on, the fan starts running, (but nothing heats up - I put a cup of water in, and it remained cold). Try hitting clear, and it the fan continues running. Try hitting kitchen timer, then number, like 8, 0, 0, and the numbers appear on the display, but when I touch start, nothing happens, start doesn't cause the usual beep. Same thing when I hit a cook time and start.

Is this worth fixing? It's 13 years old.

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The "main" relay on the control circuit board is stuck (shorted) and needs to be replaced.

We regularly repair these control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week with a one-year guarantee.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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