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GE OVER THE RANGE MICROWAVE DOES NOT STOP WORKING

MICROWAVE START WORKING AS SOON YOU CLOSE THE DOOR, BUT INTERIOR LIGHT IS OFF. KEYPAD APARENTLY WORKS FINE. MICROWAVE DOES NOT STOP UNLESS YOU OPEN THE DOOR.

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You probably have a shorted cook relay.

We regularly repair this problem with our $39.95 service, or you can order a new circuit board from the Pros here, our favorite supplier.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Microwave works with door open

If the top is open, the upper door switch should be open and the high voltage section should not be energized. That's the way it's *supposed* to work. But that buzzing is worrysome! Does the turntable turn during this condition? Does the inside light come on? How about the fan? If not, then I would doubt that it's cooking. If so, some models will do this. It's not uncommon to notice that the fan and light will try to come on for a split second when you shut the door. This would not indicate a problem. It has to do with the timing of the door switches and a replay on the board. If it's still under full warranty, it wouldn't hurt to call a GE-authorized servicer.

Posted on Nov 07, 2006

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SOURCE: Over the range microwave

I have the R-1460 in the same series with the identical symptoms. After reading MicrowaveSvc's solution I started taking apart to view the door switches and found the upper door switch to be the problem, but not a switch failure a support failure. A small bottom plastic support post that holds the switch in place was broken (probably from repeated use/abuse) allowing the switch to move when the door hooks were engaged, thus not actuating the button switch. Since the problem was mechanical rather than an electrical bad switch, I made a small support arm for the switch from an old plastic mechanical pencil and glued it in place to hold the switch in its correct position. Problem solved, microwave works! Thanks to MicrowaveSvc's description of door switches.

Posted on May 26, 2007

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SOURCE: Panasonic NN-2501 Microwave Oven range hood

It is possible that the magnatron is bad but hard to say on a no heat problem without checking all components. A lot of model give 5-7 yr warranty on that part.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: GE microwave Turnable turns on opening the door

Thanks for the photo of the label!

It shows the FCC ID number, which I used to find schematics at the FCC Web site.

The problem is a shorted primary interlock switch.

This is the door switch which has two black wires connected to one terminal and a black and a blue wire connected to the other
terminal.

See these files for help:

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.

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

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: GE microwave not heating lights and keypad functional

You may have a fuse blown on the micro/ the vent and lights are a diffrent cercut , Try replaceing the fuse. its on the in side of the unit. if you need further assitance and you think you can do this I will be happy to instruct U DFD

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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