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Our GE microwave model JVM1540DM5Ww quite working. I checked the breaker and the plug and they are ok. Microwave is less than 5 years old. What could be the problem?

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Internal fuse caused by door switch fault is the most probable for a dead machine.

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  • Make sure the clock is set.
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If it's less than one year old, it should be fully covered under warranty.

I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free or better still, if you've had it less than 30 days, I'd have the dealer replace it.

GE Customer Service is here.

It sounds like the door or door switch mounts are misaligned. It may have been damaged in shipping.

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

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