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Our microwave stopped working suddenly. It's a GE JVM1330 and was made in 1996. The buttons on the control panel work fine, and the light inside turns on. We can enter a cook time, and it counts down as if it is cooking, but, it doesn't actually cook the food unless we pull the door gently toward us, without unlatching it. I recently put a business card in between the crack of the door, and it worked fine. However, now when I open the door, it sounds as though the microwave is on, even though I press "Clear/off" nothing happens. I'm baffled as to what the cause of the problem could be. Please help!

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It's one of the micro-switches (3) that are part of the interlocking safety circuit. I actually took my switch apart and fixed it, but 99% of those out there would (and should) replace the switch.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • bobdoc Jul 27, 2011

    Hello mackassoci, I am now experiencing the same exact problem with this same model (built May 1996).
    Where is the micro switch located? Do you have access to a scematic?
    Thank you,
    Bob

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