Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Frozen screen I pushed the popcorn button and the whole screen display froze. The mircrowave won't start, the screen says popcorn, and the vent panel at the top is moving forward and back and clicking like a broken record. Help!!!

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

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    first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a
    minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.




    If that doesn't work,
    leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes. Then let us know if the hard
    reset does not fix it.

    And please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.


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My husband switched the fuse box button on and off. That seemed the fix the problem!!

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You should always turn a paper plate upside-down on the turntable (slightly off-center for better heating) and place the popcorn container on top of that.

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Here is a link to a the product page for one standard Whirlpool microwave model currently available:

http://www.whirlpool.com/-[MT4155SPQ]-1001410/MT4155SPQ/


And here is a direct link to the User's Manual for that microwave oven (model # MT4155):

http://www.whirlpool.com/digitalassets/MT4155SPS/Use%20and%20Care_EN.pdf


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See page 10 of the manual for detailed instructions on how to use the POPCORN feature in that microwave. Here is an excerp from that section of the manual:


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1. Place popcorn bag on the turntable and close the door.


2. Touch POPCORN once for Regular, or twice for Snack.

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When the cycle ends, "END" will appear in the display, and

the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder

tones.


3. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display and/or stop
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