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GE Spacemaker Microwave

My wife called me at work to inform me our GE Spacemaker macirowave model JVM1430BD circa 2002 (we have had for two years) was "dead". It looks like no power as it is completely lifeless but the ac outlet it is plugged into is fine. I just pulled out the fuse but it looks ok. I will replace it just to make sure but what else could be the problem? It has worked just fine up to now.

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Re: GE Spacemaker Microwave

May be a shorted door switch or possible bare wire somewhere that is grounded which is rare. Would suggest using an experienced technician check it due to high voltage.

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Dont waste time blaming the wife. It does not pay. LOL

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