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Unit Electrical Problem

WE have a GE JE1590 Profile Countertop Convection Oven.  It has operated normally for about a  year, but yesterday,  it cause the circuit to trip. Unplugged from outlet and reset circuit.  Plugged into a different circuit and activated  a 30 sec cook cycle and circuit blew again.

I assume there is a short or malfuncting component.  Any ideas?

Thank for your help.

... Bob

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Re: Unit Electrical Problem

If it blows the fuse as soon as you hit the START button, it's almost certainly a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it blows a few seconds after you hit the START button, it's probably the high-voltage transformer. You'll possibly also smell a faint electrical burning smell from the rear vent after you shut if off.

Microwave can be very dangerous so it is best to have it looked by a professional


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