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GE microwave Model JVM1650SH01 innternal fan runs continuously

Fan runs when the door is closed. When I open the door the fan stops and I can set the programming however unit will not heat as the timer does not start when I close the door. I can not find any evidence of overheating or damage. I found three thermostat sensors, one on the panel below control pad is shorted(no resistance), one on cover of the magnatron is shorted(no resistance), and one beside the control panel is open(infinite). Should all of these thermostats be open when the unit is not warm and unnplugged for several hours? The unit is 3 years old and this the first problem I've had. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Check the door switches-I think you will find one or more either bad or not being contacted with the door latch.
Eric

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

  • Marya Bell
    Marya Bell Mar 09, 2014

    I have the same problem, except that I can still use the microwave. The fan just runs if the door is shut, so we have to leave the door open when not in use. How do I check switches?

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