Question about GE JE2160 Microwave Oven

2 Answers

Microwave Blowing Fuse. Fixed. After Day, Fuse Blows Again.

I have a GE JE2160 Microwave and it went dead. I replaced the fuse and it worked for about a day before it went dead again (likely the fuse). What should I replace with the fuse? Is it something I can do?

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • GE Master
  • 3,051 Answers

Hello there:
If you have all ready changed out the fuse and it has happned again i would first check to see that the fuse is the right one for the machine (i am sure that you did this but please recheck ) next i would look at the controle board as the next culprit it maay be failing expecially if there were any pops ar sparks that was noticed before the initial failure.
Also check to see if all of the wires by the board a re not loose or looked burned ar if there is any grease or anything like this around the area
And finally check to see if the plate is turning ok and not sticking cause this would cause the microwave to overload and it wil make every fuse you put in there fail after just a couple of uses ok
SO please try all of these things that i have explained to you
I hope this is very helpful for you.
Best regards Michael

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Dec 12, 2009

    Somthing that you may want to have checked out is the door switch when they start to fail they will cause the same thing to happen ok
    regards mike


  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Dec 12, 2009

    The PC Board, the cavity thermostat, the low voltage transformer, or the magnetron thermostat could cause the same symptom.

×

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 11,896 Answers

If the fuse keeps blowing, then you have another faulty component. Something is either shorting out or is wearing out and cannot handle the power being sent to it. It could be a capacitor, a relay, the fan, power supply ect. Testing with a volt & ohmmeter will be needed to find the faulty component.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Need help with a power issue.


Most of the time you have defective door switches that make the fuse blow.

Nov 03, 2015 | GE JVM3670 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

After about two days fuse blows.


replace the shorts switch and the proper amperage fuse

Dec 06, 2013 | GE JE2160 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Trying to change a fuse in ge microwave oven je2160. however, we can't determine how to find the old fuse and remove the cover


THE FUSE IS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE MICOWAVE AS YOU LOOK AT IT JUST AT THE TOP BEHIND THE CLOCK

Dec 25, 2010 | GE JE2160 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Stopped work when open microwave door no power now , replace the cermaic fuse and replace the secoundary interlock switch with mocro switch subsitte wb24x10103 when turn run again the power came on and...


I finally was able to fix similar problem. The "primary" door switch (top switch) had a burned contact inside the switch body, as well as burned surrounding plastic. It would no longer "click" and tended to stay in "closed" position. [The switch is a "normally open" design (NO).] When this occurs and the door is opened, the "monitor" switch causes the fuse to blow out. GE wants $50 for this part. However, I was able to find a universal design of microswitch at Fry's Electronics. It had the same rating (15 amp at 250 volts), same body size, both NO and NC terminals, but with a lever arm which I had to remove by opening the case. Cost was $2.47 + tax. (PRICELESS!). So far so good. I also had to buy a set of Torx driver bits for tamperproof screws to be able to remove the oven cover. (The hole in the end of the bit goes over the tamperproof pin of the screw).
I also viewed a YouTube video which was helpful at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsWTCnACqdY

Oct 21, 2010 | GE JE2160 Microwave Oven

2 Answers

GE Microwave Oven JE2160


A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

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

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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.

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

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

Aug 22, 2008 | GE JE2160 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

RECALL ON GE MICROWAVE OVENS


I am not finding it on the recall list put out by GE... They also have a toll free number 1-888-240-2745 if you would like to contact them directly...
Have a great day!!
Bill

Dec 07, 2007 | GE JE2160 Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE JE2160 Microwave Oven Logo

616 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9100 Answers

vince

Level 3 Expert

1216 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1181 Answers

Are you a GE Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...