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My spacemaker microwave just completely stopped working.No lights, no clock, no fan, nothing. I checked the breakers and the recept is still working, but the microwave is not working. Is there anything else to check? The microwave is about 1 year old.

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It may be the fuse, or the oven cavity's thermal cutout / thermostat or the magnetron's thermal cutout / thermostat.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number
here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, & testing.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Accessing some components for testing and possible replacement will require you to remove the oven from the wall.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

FixYa's Web site is currently not notifying us when replies to our Clarification Requests are posted, so please reply directly to me with your full number from the tag on the unit so I can help you with free do-it-yourself tips and/or an estimate.

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

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