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GE XL 1800 adora Microwaves shuts down

My microwave shuts down after a few minutes of use. It is as if the circuit breaker tripped. After a few minutes I have to reset the clock and it operates. I notice there is more steam than I remember in the oven. Maybe the interval vent is not working?

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  • nemo45 Feb 03, 2009

    I ad the same model. Ge came out and told us it was a leaky magnetron interfering with the control panel. Althought the part is covered on warranty the labor is not. Eventullay the problem got so bad ours jsut died. We jsut bought a new one. Its very frustrating to see the number of posts for this problem.



    I know there was another thread that pointed to some home made solutions. Also if you can find someone to replace the magnitron, the part is free.

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It sounds like the magnetron is overheating and opening the thermostat.

This can be caused when the internal cooling fan is not running or by a magnetron that is failing.

When I say internal cooling fan, I do not mean the hood vent exhaust fan which you can turn on and off manually.

I'm instead talking about the internal fan which comes on automatically whenever you microwave.

It is vital that the cooling fan runs, or the magnetron will be destroyed.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

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