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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would suspect a couple of wires are crossed.
GE puts mini-manuals in their units, which have wiring diagrams, schematics, etc. Very handy.
It will be folded up in a small envelope, usually behind the control panel or hidden elsewhere. That should help you.
Posted on Nov 05, 2007
What usually breaks is the door open lever.
On a counter top model, the outer cover will need to be removed to diagnose and repair this. On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be
Please unplug the oven first.
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Once it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should open.
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Posted on Aug 12, 2008
The problem appears, at least in part, to the door latch circuitry which cannot be serviced by the owner. If the unit is still in warranty, call GE customer care. If not, replacing the unit is your best bet. I just bought a new GE 1100 watt oven with great features for less than $100 If the door dosen't latch correctly, you could be exposed to dangerous microwave energy.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
This may be due to the microwave section not working. Check the high voltage diode if it is ok, replace the Magneton.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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