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GE Microwave shuts off after running 3 seconds

I have a GE microwave JVM2070SH01 that run for 3 sec. and then switches off and the clock needs to be reset. The microwave runs perfectly with the cover off. Is the magnatron bad and creating static internally around the contol panel? I made sure that it and it's covers are tight. Are there other parts that could be creating this static?

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    I have a G E microwave Model #JVM2070CH001 that intermittently shuts off after 3 seconds. The clock has to be reset and sometimes this procedure repeated before it will continue.

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It is a loose or bad magnetron emitting electrical interference that disrupts the control unit.

When you move the circuit board away from the magnetron or take the cover off, the interference is weakened, and the control unit works fine.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

If it's within the mag warranty, G.E. should send you the magnetron to do it yourself. Call them at 888-239-6832 with your model, serial, and manufacturing date.

If nothing else, you can save about $50-75 if you remove it from the wall and take it to a GE-authorized servicer.

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

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