Question about GE JE1590 Convection / Microwave Oven
Close the door and the unit starts running. All front panel buttons work (including the clear button) but will not stop the unit from running. Let it run a few seconds or so and touch the glass plate inside and plate is warm/hot, so heating is taking place. Could this be caused by faulty door switch? plus how to remove cover due to two lower torque screws that seem to require a special tool with a hollow center in the tip.
It's likely a bad switch or switch mount.
Some models use an tamper-resistant screw which can be removed with a specially-designed tool available from home improvement stores & appliance parts stores.
But some folks just use a hammer to tap and loosen the screw, then a "star", t-type, or small flathead screwdriver can be used to remove the screw. (see photo)
Sometimes the screws are tough, so you may only be able to just bend the post slightly with a punch, then a small flat blade will "grab" enough to turn the screw. Pliers on the handle will help, too.
Another creative solution is to use a hacksaw or a Dremel tool to carefully cut a slot in the head so a flatblade will fit it.
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Posted on Nov 26, 2007
Sounds like it has a faulty door switch. These are call safety torx. You can purchase them at most stores that sell tools, like Sears, Lowe's, Home Depot for example.
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
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