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Oven runs for 5 seconds then trips breaker

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: GE Microwave

I repair GE circuit boards, but the problem is not your circuit board.

This is due to a defective or loose magnetron causing electrical interference and disruption in the control circuit board.

If your magnetron was recently replaced, it may have loose mounting nuts or bolts or maybe the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched.

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

Details are in their bulletin here. Even if your model is not on the list, the same problem can occur, requiring a kit. The parts kit is similar to this one.

(Your model may use a different kit - this is shown for illustration purposes only).

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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.

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

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

SOURCE: Circuit breaker continually trips immediately when used

check for a shorted hi voltage capacieor ,transistor or shorted multiplier diode

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: GE jvm187osf02 microwave loses power

It may be a blown fuse or the thermal cutout (T.C.O.) or thermostat on the magnetron or on top of the oven cavity.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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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.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

Accessing some components (especially the oven cavity thermostat) for testing and possible replacement will require you to remove the oven from the wall and take off the outer cover.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Oven lost all power while running. No GFI's were

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Check the fuse in microwave?

John

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker Microwave JVM1441 BH04 tripping circuit breaker

your power transformer for the magnetron could have a shorted primary power winding,the door safety interlock switch could be mis-adjusted,this normally blows the internal unit fuse,a shorted high voltage capacitor,or diode,a bare wire inside the unit,more than the microwave on that circuit or a weak circuit breaker in the house power panel

Posted on Jun 19, 2010

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There is a short in the system probably a failed magnatron unit that is continually tripping the breaker
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