Question about Microwave Ovens
Replaced blown fuse behind panel, but microwave door won't close. Seems to be locked, with door opened.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Microwave won't work
F6 usually means a fault in the controller or keypad. You could try to unplug it for several minutes, then plug it back in. If it still fails, maybe you or a friend can disconnect the power cord, unplug the keypad strip internally, then plug the power cord back in and try it with the keypad still disconnected. If it does not fail again, you have a wet or shorted keypad and can dry it or order one. If it does fail again, the control board is bad. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 Sorry I didn't get to answer this before the bogus answer was posted. I've been tied up and away from the PC.
Posted on Apr 10, 2007
If the fuse blows as soon as you hit START, then it's likely that you have a shorted high-voltage capacitor. If the fuse blows a few seconds after you hit START, then it's likely that you have an overheating / shorting high-voltage transformer. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Posted on Sep 22, 2007
SOURCE: GE Spacemaker microwave XL1400
If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety,
disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at
our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
Essentially you remove the vent grille held on by screws and/or clips then you'll see a screw at the top of the control panel.
Then the control panel should either lift up and out or forward and down.
The fuse is normally near the door switches, on the floor behind the controls, or on a metal plate near the transformer or fan.
There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. It's very helpful when troubleshooting.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
The actual model number is like JVM1460. XL1400 is just a "line" and won't help in finding parts.
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Posted on Mar 04, 2008
That's almost always a defective filter capacitor on the control circuit board.
We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.
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.
Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.
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William E. Miller, AS-EET
Posted on May 20, 2009
The light is the only thing that comes on when you open door. You either have a shorted door switch (Micro switch) or a shorted bulb. You have either a shorted bulb or bad socket. From my experience, it's the bulb. Just because it may seem to start to come on when you open the door, it's most likely bad. At least it not expensive.
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Posted on Aug 28, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks, yes the light comes on for a second then fuse blows. I'll replace it, thanks!"
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