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GE Over the Range Microwave/Convection won't start

Model JVM1190SY (825 watts) manufactured in 2001. This was already in the house we just moved into. Has been working fine - I put veggies in to cook, noticed the bottom on the inside of the microwave was very warm. I pressed auto cook and left the room - when I came back, it hadn't cooked and absolutely nothing works. We checked circuit breakers, unplugged the unit, plugged it in again... nothing. Any ideas? Thanks!

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So it's dead - that is to say no display, no lights, and no response from the keypad?

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the thermostat to open. When it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

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Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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