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GE JES 1142SJ 04 Trips the circuit breaker as soon as I shut the door. Now dead. No lights on panel at all. No power.

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  • syossette Apr 27, 2009

    I purchased the same microwave last week and had it for 3 days - put it on a power strip. Every time you cook more than 2 min., say 6-8 minutes, it will trip the power strip off. I was not sure if it is a power surge, or too many watts so I called GE. The service rep said it should not do that and that I should take it back.

  • schaeferpro May 11, 2010

    I was having this same problem when tripping the circuit breaker. Now it does not run when turned on, but the timer will run as if it is.

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SOURCE: Tripping of circuit breaker

Check what other appliances are on your circuit. What goes off when the breaker is tripped. You may need to relocate the microwave to a different circuit. Try to stay away from the refrigerator or AC circuits.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

SOURCE: Circuit breaker continually trips immediately when used

check for a shorted hi voltage capacieor ,transistor or shorted multiplier diode

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Opening the door blows the fuse

more than likely you door safety switch has a short and every time you pull the door open the connections arc and trip the breaker or blows the fuse.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

housejess
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SOURCE: Wife left our GE spacemaker 2 running for 20

theres a fuse inside the unit

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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SOURCE: advantium 120 blew breaker when door was closed. I

I'd suspect the interlock monitor switch is stuck, or its mounting bracket is out of adjustment. This is designed to blow the fuse if you try to run the oven while the door is open. The switch is supposed to open when you close the door. This switch is replaceable, but you should have this oven repaired by a professional. There are lethal voltages present with the cover off, and the possibility of microwave leakage is the repairs aren't done correctly.

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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