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GE microwave Turnable turns on opening the door

We have a GE combo microwave. Start from today, the turnable starts to turn when the door is open but stop when the door closed. It still cooks.
Major concern is if the turnable turns when the door is open, is there microwave leaked out? Can I use it since it still cooks.
What could be the cause of this? Is this some thing DIY?
Thanks.

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  • bianxi Jan 18, 2009

    Model is JTP85woa2wwp
    Major question is:
    is there microwave leakage when the door is open?


  • bianxi Jan 20, 2009

    I Could not find the mini-manual, do I need to open the side panel to find it? I think I still have the manual, is there some pages will help?
    For the model, I am enclosing an image of the sticker. Hope you can help me to fix this.
    Thanks very much.



  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    There
    should 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.

    If you can find that and send me a good clean copy of at least the "schematic" page, I can probably tell you what's wrong.

    One problem is an easy inexpensive fix you or someone you know can do, the other would be circuit board repair, which we do
    for
    customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a
    week with a one-year guarantee.

    You
    can either scan (at 300 dpi) and e-mail the page to me or fax it (in
    "super fine" or "detail" mode) toll-free to 866-481-2802.


  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.



    So until it is repaired,
    please leave it unplugged.


    I doubt it's actually cooking with the door open, but it can happen.

    One way to tell if it's actually heating when the door is open is to put a cup of water in it and let it set for a minute with the door open.

    Stay away from the front of the unit when you do this to avoid possible burns.

    That model number doesn't look right. Is it possible the microwave's model number (on a tag inside the cooking cavity or around the door frame) might actually be JTP85WA2WW?

    To help you further, I would need a little more info, including the correct model number.

    There
    should 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.

    If you can find that and send me a good clean copy of at least the "schematic" page, I can probably tell you what's wrong.

    One problem is an easy inexpensive fix you or someone you know can do, the other would be circuit board repair, which we do
    for
    customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a
    week with a one-year guarantee.

    You can either scan (at 300 dpi) and e-mail the page to me or fax it (in "super fine" or "detail" mode) toll-free to 866-481-2802.

    Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your
    full model number) for more information & help.




    William E. "Ed" Miller, AS-EET

    prototech@usa.net

    http://www.microwavedisplay.com

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    It may be a bad door switch or mount or a shorted relay on the control board.

    What is your model number?


  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Go to open door, table stops, light goes on, door won,t open.need to slide think metal piece under t activate it . Help!

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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.

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