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JVM1442BA 001 RUN BUT DOES NOT HEAT. WHEN YOU PRESS POWERLEVEL IT SAYS POWER LEVEL CANNOT BE CHANGED AT THIS TIME.

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Probally a door interlock switch or magnetron/capacitor

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if you are as lucky as i was...i have a ge spacesaver model jvm130...same problem. first unplug unit and check fuse on the "power control module". if fuse is ok...unscrew the screws holding the "power control module" in place...carefully tilt module and see if a solder joint needs to be re-soldered. my problem was the solder joint under the front plug (5 large wire plug). you may have to unplug the three connectors to the board to get access to bottom. this is the second time i had to re-solder...last one was several years ago though. best of luck tennisrme

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SOURCE: microwave power level

The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a minute, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

If you don't have your owner's manual, you can download it free from GE/Hotpoint.

Please reply back if you need more help.

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

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.


Display: This is used to show the time, cook time and options you chose during you use.
Cook: Use this feature to cook fresh vegetable, frozen vegetables, rice and cassroles.
Enter/Start: This is used to start and enter any option you choice while operating the unit.
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Less: This is used to decrease the cooking time by ten second intervals. If you want to decrease time without restarting the time press this to decrease cooking time in ten second intervals.


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Light High/Low/Off: This controls the light on the bottom of the unit if you have a mounted range above your stove or under your top counter cabinets.
Hot Water: This is used to heat water for beverages such as coffee and hot chocolate. Use Extreme caution when removing baverages from your unit, they will be hot and could cause injury.
Popcorn: This is used to pop popping corn, when placing the popcorn in the microwave press the this feature and enter/start and it will automatically start the correct time for cooking. This feature is designed for the individual packaged popcorn use. Do not place any foil or loose popcorn in the unit this could cause damage or injury.
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Warm Hold: This is to keep foods or drinks warm for any length of time up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds. Although it is not a recommended to run a unit at the maxium time limit.
Melt: This is used to melt butter, margarine, chocolate, cheese and marshmallows. Do not leave these items unattended during the duration of melting time to prevent any unwanted over heating.
Soften: This is used to soften ice cream, butter, cream cheese, and frozen drinks. Do not place anything in a container that is made of foam or metal this can cause damge or injury.
*Child Lock: If your model has this feature it is used to lock the unit to keep a child from pressing buttons or causing injury.
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The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a minute, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

If you don't have your owner's manual, you can download it free from GE/Hotpoint.

Please reply back if you need more help.

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

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if you are as lucky as i was...i have a ge spacesaver model jvm130...same problem. first unplug unit and check fuse on the "power control module". if fuse is ok...unscrew the screws holding the "power control module" in place...carefully tilt module and see if a solder joint needs to be re-soldered. my problem was the solder joint under the front plug (5 large wire plug). you may have to unplug the three connectors to the board to get access to bottom. this is the second time i had to re-solder...last one was several years ago though. best of luck tennisrme

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