Question about GE Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

My Sears microwave went black (out) on me.

I went to the circuit breaker panel
It was not flipped
but I flipped the breaker off, then on
microwave problem solved BUT
should I be saving for a new miocrowave?
What conditions would make this happen?

Posted by on

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

Sometimes a glitch on the power line can scramble an electronic device, and the way to reset it is to interrupt power a few seconds then turn it back on.

I wouldn't worry as long as it;s not exhibiting other symptoms.

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:

2 Answers

My microwave is only 2 1/2 yrs old and I bought it rom Sears


A loud noise could have been the high voltage diode going out. This may pop the breaker.

Apr 24, 2015 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

How do I know if my frigidaire microwave oven is done.


Hey lizanne belmonte, thank you for your inquiry!
From what you have described your Frigidaire microwave is not allowing you to operate it. I would recommend performing a reset and you can do that by flipping the household circuit breaker for ten minutes by flipping the household circuit breaker. If that does not help to resolve your issue I would suggest having a professional come out to provide a proper diagnosis. Best of luck! -Matt

Dec 28, 2014 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

No power


Your stove should be on its own breaker or have its own fuse. Some models of stoves have fuses within their own control panels too. Check your home's panel to see if a breaker has been flipped or a fuse blown, and follow up with the owners manual for your make and model of stove.

Mar 05, 2014 | Magic Chef Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Will not turn on. Circuit breaker was flipped- reset- flipped again. Unplugges all power to Jenn Air- Circuit breaker worked. Something inthe cookyop is not working. Pelase advise what it may be.


There may be a massive short circuit inside the unit...maybe one or more of the elements...you can try unplugging them one by one to see if you can eliminate the problem....

Jan 28, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Went to warm up a food item and after 3 seconds the microwave shut off like the circuit breaker tripped. time face went blank, light inside does not light up and stove top lights do not light. circuit...


You have a fuse behind the screen panel. You have screws inside the microwave holding the panel. you have 1-2 at the bottom. You may also have to remove the vent. It has 2-3 screws which will be inside the vent. These can be removed from the front. Once these are removed the panel will pop off and you will see the fuse The fuse can be bought at a radio shack. BE SURE TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE! Good Luck

Dec 04, 2010 | GE JVM1631 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Upon startup, on high power, trips the circuit breaker. The microwave is on a dedicated 20 amp breaker. It's a recent vintage (2007) Kenmore unit, installed over a cooktop with the built in exhaust fan. I...


If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor. See here.

If it went dead several seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer. See here.

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. See this file.

You can find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number (from the tag in or on the unit) at the Sears parts site.

BUT once you have the part number from the Sears site, you can often get the parts cheaper here.

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

dee77f7.jpg

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.

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

Jan 30, 2010 | Kenmore 61684 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Breaker blew and when flipped back on, microwave didn't work


yes there is a 15 amp fuse that needs to be changed in behind the front control panel

Aug 21, 2009 | Whirlpool MH7140XF Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Everything went black suddenly. plug works, tried plugging into another outlet nothing happened?


A circuit breaker tripped. If the breaker panel is outside do not go out if it's dark without someone with you.

Aug 07, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I pluged the microwave in it was working and when I pushed it back and when I looked at it it waqs not working any moren mdl # is 87449 kenmore counter top microwave


Check the outlet it is plugged into. Remove the microwave plug. If you don't have a voltage meter handly to test the voltage at the outlet or the continuity of the microwave plug, I would suggest you plug in a lamp from your living room into the outlet. If it doesn't work, either the outlet is a tripped (GFIC) Ground Fault Interuption Circuit outlet or the circuit breaker tripped in your electrical panel box or the microwave cord is damaged and caused a short and blew the fuse. To check these I would try plugging the light in and press the red reset button located on the wall outlet or flip tripped circuit breaker in panel. If it's a damaged cord or fuse, you can visit this web site for Sears parts www.searspartsdirect.com If you found any of these suggestions helpful, please rate my solutions. Thanks D. Lange

Apr 23, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Kenmore microhood


Since your circuit breaker is blowing instead of the fuse, the odds are that you have a door switch, door switch mount or door hinge alignment issue.

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

You can probably find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number here at the Sears parts site.

There is also a chance that the high voltage capacitor is shorted.

Here is a link you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/cap_test.html

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

Jul 31, 2008 | Zanussi ZMC30STQX Convection Microwave...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

46 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...