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JVM1650SH01 Will cook for 3 to 7 seconds and then shut off. took it to repair shop, they ran many cook cycles and could not get it to fail. Took it home, ran about 10 times perfectly, and then remounted above oven, original problem immediately. Checked elect ckt and even rewired circuit so I know power at receptacle is good. Any answers? Thanx

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  • csanner Dec 17, 2008

    display goes blank.then comes back on instantly.may work a couple times and then out again.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Mine cooks for about 3 seconds, then shuts off. It is steadily getting worse. I used to put in the time and date and after 5 or so tries it would work. Today, it will not work at all. Also, it doesn't cook right any more. I had to press the popcorn button 3 times last night and it still did not come close to cooking all the kernels. The last several times I made potatoes, they didn't fully cook. In the past week, I have read many, many bad reviews about GE microwaves. Their customer service is lousy, too. I paid a lot of money for what I thought was a quality product. I will never buy GE again. 

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Your problem most likely is in your door aligment there are 2 arms that need to close some door interlock switches inside the unit next time press in on the door hold it and try to start or push down on the door after it is closed and try to start it

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It may be a defective upper or lower door switch (or either switch's mount may be bad) or a stuck relay on the control circuit board.

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I have a Panasonic microwave convection that runs for 2 or 3 seconds, then cuts off. It doesn't matter what setting or length of time you program into it, it will run a couple of seconds and shut down. Is...


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  • Put in time, push start and unit runs for 2 seconds, relay clicks, unit goes off. Cook time on display goes off and clock time comes back. Bad upper interlock switch and charred connector
If so, see http://207.234.249.73/mwd/safety.txt , http://207.234.249.73/mwd/disassembly.txt and http://207.234.249.73/mwd/doorsw.txt

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If it stops after 7 seconds, it has a problem with the inverter.

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mtystufquit - We've already discussed this by chat & e-mail, and if and when you need further help, please let me know.

"If the digital programmer circuit / controller does not get a feedback signal from the inverter for a period of 3 seconds, the controller will stop the cook cycle."

ddmdavid - you probably have a bad door switch or door switch mount. Please see these links.

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
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