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Microwave comes on by itself!

I have a GE Spacemaker XL Microwave Oven (over the stove type) Model #JVM1440WH04 purchased 12/06.

Recently it has started to come on all by itself and will not shut off unless the plug is pulled. It came on the first time when a friend walked by it. Again it came on while we were in the other room watching TV. Last week it came on during the night and thankfully we woke up to unplug it. We now throw the switch off at the circuit breaker panel before we go to bed or if we are leaving the house.

I didn't see this model on any recall list.

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  • sdiozzi Apr 17, 2009

    I have the same problem .. the micorwave model # jvm1650bh05 turns itself on and reads cooking frozen veggies .. it also keeps beeping with an F3. The only way to stop it is to unplug it. Sometimes it will work again after being plugged in but usually have to leave it unplugged for a few hours. We unplug it at night for safety reasons. Have only had it less than 2 years.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    I'm glad that I'm not the only one with this issue!



    It's been happening for the past 6 months and now, when plugged back in, it's frozen in the "Set Clock" stage and none of the panel buttons work. HELP!?!?

  • David Forrest
    David Forrest Nov 26, 2013

    I have the same problem. the micorwave model # JVM1540DP1BB comes on all by itself

  • mikadot
    mikadot Nov 26, 2013

    It would be aweful to lose your house for not replacing the microwave with a $30 WalMart replacement if you forget to unplug it sometime.

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