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GE Profile turned off as soon as it start

After about 2.5 yrs of use, my GE Profile XL1800 Microwave suddenly stopped working. It appears it's working only for 1 second than it turn off.

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  • Sarah_Ludd Feb 03, 2008

    We have the same problem. We tried all the troubleshooting etc and still doesn't work. The clock, timer, fans and lights all work fine. It's only the microwave that does this.

  • Stefforia Feb 04, 2008

    Microwave works for 2 seconds, then stops. The display panel becomes filled with gibberish (for lack of a better term) then the panel resets and says "GE brings good things to life." We have to reset the clock, and then it sometimes works again, sometimes doesn't.

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    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    need more info as to what display yo uare getting

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If you can program it and the problem occures when you push START. Then the problem is a door switch, or the control panel not having a completed circuit. Think of your control panel as an off-on switch.COOK, the control panel switches on for 100% of the time programed. DEFROST,The control panel turns the Cook-Relay on for 30% and off for 70%, on, off, on, off,for the time you programmed for DEFROST. This is how it works. There is no lowering of the output. The output is 100% anything other than COOk is done in % of time on, % of time off. This is why you can hear a "Bump" when Defrosting. The "Bump" is the Cook-Relay sending power to the High Voltage Side, 30% on, 70% off.

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