Question about GE JES1344SK Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE JES1344SK01 countertop microwave, no power

My GE JES1344SK01 countertop microwave, suddenly went dead. I have checked the outlet and power cable and they seem fine. Is there an internal fuse to the unit, or am I looking at having to purchase a new unit.

Posted by on

  • brian_stith Dec 19, 2008

    The help I received was great. I unscrew the bottom, reached in above the fan, pulled out he fuse, and sure enough it was a blown fuse. I spent $1.00 instead $149.00...THANK YOU!!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • GE Master
  • 8,820 Answers

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

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

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking TCOs or thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If the cavity thermostat needs to be checked or replaced you'll need to pull the oven from the wall, in which case you can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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 it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

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

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

There should 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.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams by entering your full model number here. Once you have the part numbers, though, I would suggest ordering parts here at a much lower cost.

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

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

GE JES1344SK01 microwave: turn off reminder beeps


I checked my GE micro information and nothing is said about disabling that annoying beep. Guess GE feels it is for your own good, like a noisome nanny.

Jan 02, 2014 | GE JES1344SK Microwave Oven

1 Answer

I have a GE Spacemaker microvave oven that was working perfectly for the past 4 years. When installed, we were told that the outlet did not work, so to get the microwave working, the cord was pulled out...


Perhaps the microwave's main supply fuse has blown.Open the cover & check it in the power supply section.Be careful & discharge the big capacitor first as there is very very high voltage present inside even after switching off.

Mar 07, 2012 | GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave

1 Answer

We installed a GE Spacemaker Microwave. I put some potatoes in and the microwave was working, suddenly it went off. No light nothing, it just went completely dead. Came back ON after 15 mins,started...


The main fuse may be intermittent, causing complete power failure, the other possibility is a defective door switch not operating properly, or loose plug in the power feed, I suggest a technician to take closer look at the system because this could prove tricky to find the culprit.

Jan 26, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

How do I replace the internal fuse on my Over the Range GE microwave? I opened the microwave door and and there was a quick spark after which the microwave went dead with no power. I have checked the...


I would say the lamp popped and took the fuse, so you will need to replace the lamp also.

Dead appliance, power on wall outlet.

YOUR SAFETY IS PARRAMOUNT!

Attempt this only if you are competent.

If your appliance has absolutely no functions at all, remove it from the mains supply, remove the case and see where the mains lead goes in to the appliance and follow the cable until you find the main fuse.
ONLY USE THE SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE TO REPLACE IT.
The usual cause of this fuse failure is the door switches are contaminated or sticking. Check the door switches before putting power back on to the appliance.
Hope this helps.

Jan 05, 2011 | GE Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I have a GE lvm1750dm1ww Thought I was using the timer but by mistake I used the time cook. The unit is dead now and the fuse is good. Any help????? Thanks, Ron


My unit stop working(JES1344SK01)all the lights and clock is working however, l can not get to work what should l do to make it work

Sep 18, 2010 | GE JES1344SK Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE JNM1851DM. only 6 months old and it is dead. Worked fine and then all of a sudden stopped working. The wall outlet has power so I know it is not a breaker in the house. Nothing works on the micro. ...


Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,

Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with your Microwave Oven....

Microwave Oven Basic Troubleshooting Tips

heatman101

Sep 09, 2010 | GE Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

G.E. ADVANTIUM 120 JUST WENT DEAD NO POWER AT ALL.


Bill,
I have the same unit. It just happened to me. DId you find a resolution?
I was using it on the oven mode and it just stopped working. It's completely dead.
Thanks
Bob

Apr 11, 2010 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Our GE countertop microwave key pad does not work. The start and clear button does not work. owners mamual jes1651 . unit is 2 years old.


HI. Kindly, unplug the unit for five minutes. this will drain all power, and reset the main board. Once the five minutes have passed, simply plug the unit back into the power outlet. If the error continues, the touch pad should be replaced asap.

Oct 19, 2009 | GE Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

My Maytag MMV1153BA Over The Range Micro suddenly lost power.


problem is a blow fuse inside the microwave, you need to call a appliance repair tech

Jun 28, 2009 | Maytag MMV1153A Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE Sensor Microwave JES1855 died


Mine went dead after about 6 months. I had problems with my breakers and I found out that it was the microwave that blew all of them. I also found out that this perticular microwave is a fire hazard and should be recalled. It has caused me alot of headache. The breakers in my house are brand new and they are put out by GE also. It caused me to loose the food in my freezer, I did not know my freezer had lost power. It would cause my entire lights to go off and then they would come back on. I have checked around and I found out that the power cord on the back of the unit is very loose. I had a person to come in and look at it, he thinks its the power cord.

Feb 20, 2009 | GE JES1855 Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE JES1344SK Microwave Oven Logo

1,521 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

8820 Answers

Devabhakthuni...
Devabhakthuni...

Level 2 Expert

224 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1059 Answers

Are you a GE Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...