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Constantly runs but does not heat

We shut the door and it starts running on it's own but does not cook. The buttons do not work to shut it off. The only thing that we can do is unplug it. We plug it back in and it starts running again. Nothing shuts it off except unplugging it. We bought it and installed it July 2008 and has been working fine until now. What can I do? My GE microwave is a JVM1540SM2SS. When warming food and the cycle expires, it stops heating and beeps but the fan kicks into high mode. Sometimes the fan will not cut off, it only toggles between high and low. I have to slap the right side of the control panel to make it cut off. The turn-table also starts turning as soon as the door is shut. Again, I slap the control panel and it stops.

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  • byronlong May 17, 2009

    Is this circuit board located behind the control panel? I just found my receipt, great timing for GE, I bought it in March of 2008.

  • byronlong May 17, 2009

    Thanks for the info! Looks as though I'll spend close to $100 just for the part. Think I will be replacing instead of repairing.

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The circuit board is faulty. It should be covered under the warranty. Call GE or the place of purchase.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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    Robert Allocca May 17, 2009

    Yes, GE now make garbage products. Replace it with an LG which is far superior.

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    Robert Allocca May 17, 2009

    Good decision. I hope you willl not buy a GE product.

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