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I have a GE Spacemaker microwave. The fan has been coming on when door opens. It has been a little glitchy and now the microwave will not turn on at all. Lights work but microwave won't start. Fan no

I have a GE Spacemaker microwave. The fan has been coming on when door opens. It has been a little glitchy and now the microwave will not turn on at all. Lights work but microwave won't start. Fan no longer runs when door is opened

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Check the door interlock switches.

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SOME BUT NOT ALL OVENS HAVE RELAYS TO TURN THINGS ON AND OFF CHECK THE OVEN TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY
RELAYS AND SEE WHAT THEY DO.

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The problem is in one of the door switches, "it is defective" this is a highly dangerous situation and should be checked immediately, the microwave oven should unplugged until a appliance repairman looks at it.

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL - fan stopped working, light will come on and timer will count down.

either the magnatron fried , or the fuse fried... either way the microwve has to be taken down and opened up.
If you have the serial number , GE will send you a replacement magnatron (but will not service the unit for you).
contact GE and they will take care of you... the magnatrons are warranted for like 10 years....

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A simple test is to place a piece of bread in the microwave ( it heats up very fast) and then if your microwave was actually ON and generating RF, the bread would get hot very fast.. If it remains cool then only the fan is on. It appears that you may have a faulty door switch thou because once you open the door, your microwave should be off..

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