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FAN BLOWS ON INSIDE WHEN DOOR IS OPEN

WHEN THE DOOR IS CLOSED THE MICROWAVE DOESN'T OPERATE BUT WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOOR THE FAN INSIDE THE OVEN CONTINUOUSLY RUNS. I TRIED TO SET THE OVEN TO WORK AND IT JUST TICKS LIKE A CAR WITH A DEAD BATTERY AND DOES NOTHING...OPEN THE DOOR AND THE INSIDE FAN JUST BLOWS. I LOVE MY OVEN BUT CAN'T AFFORD A NEW ONE (JUST FINISHED PAYING FOR THIS ONE)

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Replace fan switch

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The problem appears, at least in part, to the door latch circuitry which cannot be serviced by the owner. If the unit is still in warranty, call GE customer care. If not, replacing the unit is your best bet. I just bought a new GE 1100 watt oven with great features for less than $100 If the door dosen't latch correctly, you could be exposed to dangerous microwave energy.

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The bulb may have blown. It is often under an access panel on the side or back that is held on with a screw or two.

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A - This often is a stuck or faulty door switch and it has blown the interior microwave fuse.
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A - House fuse has blown or interior fuse inside the microwave has blown ( usually a part inside the microwave makes this fuse blow ) Sometimes a bad fuse holder inside the microwave cannot hold the fuse tight enough and the fuse will blow as well. 
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A - Usually a shorted high voltage capacitor...see components section.
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A - The fuse inside the microwave may have blown, but more commonly the flame/oven thermostat has sensed the over cooked food and the flame/oven/cavity thermostat has opened up - Info on that 
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