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Ge microwave runs for 3 seconds, then cuts off and i have to reprogram clock. fuse does not blow at all. replaced control board and control panel, problem still occurs.

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Try to hold the door closed when you first start it set the timer for 1 min with a cup of water inside press start and then hold the door in if it reuns your door is out of aligment or the interlock switch is popping open

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GE Microwave runs for a few seconds

I had the same problem and got tired of resetting the breaker. It was the processor board, about $100 bucks. Works like a charm now. It's a pain to get to and is attached to another main circuit board inside the right front panel..

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Lights on but keypad not working

The lights in the oven are seperate from the one in the control panel/clock. IF the control panel and clock dont work then it is not something that is easy to fix. Could be the fuse of the controller board.

Sep 30, 2013 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE spacemaker microwave turns off during cooking and display goes black

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Door Switch

If the microwave runs for a few seconds and then shuts off, a door switch might have failed intermittently. Check each of the door switches for any signs of overheating, arcing, or burning. Also check each of them for continuity. Replace any of the switches that is visibly damaged or that only has continuity intermittently


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Main Control Board

If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops there may be a short circuit in the main control board. Check other components first, these boards are often misdiagnosed.

Touchpad and Control Panel

If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the touchpad and control panel might be defective. There are several other components that can cause this problem, be sure to check any other components before replacing this board.


If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the touchpad might be at fault. This is not common. Generally speaking, if the microwave display is working and some of the buttons respond correctly but some don't, the problem is with the touchpad.

High Voltage Transformer

If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the high voltage transformer might have an intermittent short. This is not common. Check other components related to the microwave symptom first.


If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the thermostat might be defective. Watch our video on testing thermostat

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use the DVOM tester and fix it. God bless you

Feb 08, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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sounds like you may have a blown fuse. . remove the 2 screws at the hop thats holding the ventillation grill. remove screw holding control panel. push control panel up slightly and lift out. . there should be another metal sheet covering the opening. remove and your fuse should be right behind that.

Feb 04, 2011 | GE JE1640WA/GA Microwave Oven

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Microwave won't turn on. Seems like it is not getting power. I checked breaker. I am looking for a fuse. You know where one is? It is a GE Spacemaker(2 yrs old) model # JVM1440WH04

  • Make sure that the microwave is plugged into a grounded outlet. It must be a 3-prong outlet.
  • Make sure the clock is set.
  • Check to see if a programming sequence was entered. Sometimes improper programming or a program sequence such as delay start can cause the touch panel to be non-responsive. Unplug microwave or turn off house circuit breaker for 30 seconds. Plug back in, or reset circuit breaker, and try reprogramming unit.
  • Check the house circuit breaker or fuse box. If the microwave is DEAD and there is no display and nothing works- the problem could be a blown fuse or tripped breaker.

Jul 29, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Reset clock, ge spacemaker xl1800 times out after 2-3 seconds

There's a simple fix for this. Unplug the unit. Take off the top grill with 2 screws. Remove the 1 screw that holds the touch pad unit. Lift up on touchpad unit and lift out. Put a piece of aluminum foil inside a large zip lock bag and tape it to the back of the touchpad unit and reassemble. GE put the magnetron to close to the control board causing stray microwaves to interfere with the board. The foil shields it.

May 27, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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might be a short in the system to cook the food or a short in the board for it if there is i would recommend in getting rid of the microwave or getting it fixed otherwise its a big fire hazard for ya
Hope this helped ya


May 15, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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No power to GE Spacemaker Microwave

I have model GE Microwave serial # JVM2070SK02. I start to cook something and it shuts off 5~10 seconds. Keyboard is still lit up, but no clock, fan, light and you cannot operate anything on the key pad. Unplug the unit and it resets. Sometimes it cooks, sometimes it doesn't? It is getting more frequent with the shutting down problem?

Feb 01, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE profile microwave

Most likely problem is your Smart card has fried.Its located on the removable panel that your display is attached to.If you remove the screws that open this Clock Panel (un plugged from power first) the display panel will swing down and you will see the circuit board I mention (Smart card/control board ).Look for a visible burn on this board.If you see one ,replace the board. Please Rate This !

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