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Non working GE Spacemaker XL Microwave - following power surge

Following a lightning storm - we had a power surge and the microwave no longer functions - at all. Initially - immediately following the surge - the microwave ran if the door was closed and would turn off only if door left door open. Unplugged and re-plugged power cord and then it started making a humming noise but now nothing on the unit responds - fan - lights - power. Should I assume it is lost due to power surge - or is there something that I can check to possibly fix myself - fuse etc....and how do I find it. Do not have paperwork for microwave.

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL 1800 - Noise while heating

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Posted on Mar 29, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker xl model#jvm1330ww005

The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

If it's still out, the problem may be on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

We have full details, plus *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site. You'll find a link to our site in our
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Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: GE microwave oven - just stopped stopped working

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

NOTE: 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.

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Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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SOURCE: My Ge SpaceMaker XL1800 Microwave Oven won't power on any more.

1.Check power outlet for working.
2.If it is than you have broken fuse inside the m/w.
3. To change the fuse you have to disconnect the power to m/w, take the upper grill off, take the screw on top of control panel, lift the control panel up and removed. The 20 Am fuse located behind this panel.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: door latch hook broke on bottom, when closing

You can find the parts at a GE appl.dealer.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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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.

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