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The microwave stops after a few seconds. it shows a sensor error. i have unplugged it, reset and the same situation occurs. it was manufactured in july 2002.

model number jem 31Ga002.

i have tried to unplg for a short time. if i enter a cook time, it still shows sensor error.

i will try a hard reset. is the sensor something that can be replaced??

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On GE models, "SENSOR ERROR" appears on the display when:

  • Using the sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected. Do not open the door until stream is sensed and time is shown counting down on the display.
  • Steam was not detected in the maximum amount of time. Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
Otherwise, yes, it may have a bad humidity sensor (gas sensor, as it's called) which needs to be replaced.

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

You should enter your model number as JEM31GA02.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or elsewhere inside, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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

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