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My three second microwave

I have a 1300 watt microwave and have had it for couple of years. Lately it has started to turn off automaticaticaly after 3 seconds.

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Re: My three second microwave

This is probably due to a defective or possibly loose magnetron.

If yours has loose mounting nuts / bolts or the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched, that can also cause
this RF leakage interference inside the oven.

It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.

GE had a campaign (but not a recall!) covering several models.

Details are in their bulletin at

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety and disassemblyat our site,
linked here on Fixya:

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here:

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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