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GE JVM 1653WH01 over range microwavw: Hetas food but light, internal fan and turntable only work intermittently.

The fan, the light and the turntable work only intermittently. I checked the door switches, they seem ok. All connections seem tight. If I disconnect and reconnect the main power at the board, (yes I know this is dangerous, I take precautions) the light comes on, then I hear a buzz near the top of the unit as the light goes out. Is there some sort of relay that could be bad? would the thermostat affect these yet allow the magnetron to still heat food?

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A relay sometimes gets bad connections inside and needs replacing. The door switches turn everything on and off, likeely one of the switches is bad

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Does it make any noises that it didn't before it failed?? It could be a bad secondary interlock switch, cook relay on the PCB, HV circuit problem or bad magnetron. You need an ohm meter to troubleshoot. If you take the cover off, you MUST short across the High Voltage Capacitor terminals to discharge any possible residual charge to prevent shock hazard.

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Please check if any fuse is blown inside the microwave. If the fuses are fine then the issue is with the door switch of the microwave, it may be faulty or may have loose connections. If the switch is faulty then you can get it replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
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