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Try this site - It has answers to almost anything that can go wrong with a microwave, I know I read something there almost identical to the problem you mentioned:
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My GE stainless steel 1100 watt microwave starts beeping out of the blue and the display panel shuts off and when I open the door it resets itself and then starts to beep when I close the door again.


Try removing the power cord for about a minute, push all the touch pad 'buttons' and then plug it back in. If this doesn't work it sounds like you may have a bad door interlock switch or a bad PCM .. Good luck !

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Why my Daewoo microwave oven blows the fuse only when the door gets closed while when it startre with the door opened the bulb is lit and so is the control board until the door is closed then it blows


Hi. The fact that the fuse blows when the door is closed is quite logical. There are safetyswitches preventing the oven to start with an open door. As to the fuse blowing, There are 3 possibilities: the High voltage trafo is defective, the voltage doubler diode or the capacitor are defective. You must be VERY CAREFULL when working on these parts: the voltages are LETHAL.

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No power. unit dead.


may popped the breaker would have to remove grille and control panel to confirm. unplug microwave first

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We have a convention microwave oven. Model Jmc 243 owp01. Only 2 monts old. The control panel buttons are not lite and do not funtion however the light comes on when the door is opened so the power is...


Possible that the door switch must be checked as this safety switch must latch the power to the main board to set the program and timer. However if the pads are not working then the customer pad, the flexible strip or the main controller board can be faulty that is not making the program controller active.

Mar 13, 2011 | Jenn-Air Microwave Ovens

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Team, I have a GE JVM1630 BK01 Microwave Oven, yesterday after we finished heating up some food we shut the microwave door and it remained running even though it the programed timer ran to zero. We tried...


hello,

There is no reset button for this type of problem to be properly solve.
this type of problem can be view from two angle here below
1) From the wall power supply connection
2) from the oven wires connection to the panel or unit control

What this could indicate from your explanation is that there has been a bring of wire from the power control connected to the element (heater), what you are to do to solve this problem carefully, is to carefully unscrew the oven then trace the wire from the main power supply down to the control switch (panel or unit) after you most have unplug it from power supply to see if there is any of meant wires around if you are un able to trace any loose/bad wire then couple it back to it position and trace the problem to the main power supply from the wall mean that a partial contact from the wall unscrew it with a screw driver (technician tools )fix it up and then couple it back with this the problem of continuous will be solve.

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Sep 11, 2010 | GE JVM1630 Microwave Oven

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Control pad is dead


Dead, meaning no display, no light when you open the door and no beeps when you press a pad on the keypad?

Is the outlet working?

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille, on the floor of the oven behind the control panel, between the door switches, or on the filter board near where the cord comes into the unit.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

This model has a bottom TCO, a 20A fuse, a cavity TCO, and a magnetron (MGT) TCO.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

This would indicate a bad magnetron or a bad cooling fan.

When checking TCOs or thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

So don't let that fool you.

To check some thermostats, you'll need to pull the oven from the wall.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead several seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

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.

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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.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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

Aug 21, 2010 | GE Adora DVM1850 Microwave Oven

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It does not get hot


Hi, Unfortunately there are several things that can cause no heat.

1. The High Voltage Capacitor
2. Power Diode
3. Magnetron
4. Control Board
5. Door interlock
6. High temp cut off temp sensor
Most of the time it is either the Capacitor or Power Diode that fails. These two are not expensive repairs. Actually 1,2, 5 & 6 are reasonable repairs.

3 & 4 will cost at least 50% of the replacement cost of the unit.

I still think you will get off with a reasonable repair expense.

The Diode and Capacitor can be found here:

http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-jvm1630-%3d%3ded617017i254740g4

A repair person may opt to modify the diode installation to a less expensive diode that will still work normally with no danger. I.e. a $23.00 Diode vs a $53.00 Diode. Same electrical function.

Jan 23, 2010 | GE JVM1630 Microwave Oven

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My microwave does not heat up food, it looks ok buy does not heat up at all


Please check your door safety interlock switches. Find them inside on the side opposite the hinge. If they measure open both with the door open and the door closed, they must be replaced. You are looking for one or more micro switches.

These switches are how the device knows whether the door is open or not - forget what YOU know about the door - the device must know the door is closed in order to turn on the heat.

Thanks for your question at FixYa.com

Dec 21, 2009 | GE JVM1630 Microwave Oven

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Microwave stopped nothing works fan lights buttons over counter ge spacemaker model jvm1630


A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and

put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Jun 19, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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Operate when door open


This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is 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 here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. It's very helpful when troubleshooting.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, which we repair these nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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