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GE JVM1650 Microwave Suddenly Stops

Same problem as jayg714: microwave runs a few seconds, stops (no beeps), and then a garbled display. Need to re-enter date and time. If I try again immediately, it happens again; if I wait awhile, it seems to work. This has happened 3 or 4 times in the past few weeks. The unit is about 2 years old. Suggestions?

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  • tamimd Jan 12, 2009

    Dear Brian: I have the same issue. I contacted GE. They are refusing to send me the mag tube because I am not a service technician. Is this tube really dangerous for the average person to install? Thank you! Tami

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Your magnetron tube is leaking RF energy inside and zapping the main board. It is NOT dangerous as any leakage will be contained inside the unit. You will need a new mag tube and it is covered by a 5 or 10 year parts warranty. Call GE Factory Service at 1-800-432-2737or schedule online at www.geappliances.com

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