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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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  • tom6280 Feb 24, 2008

    After a minute or so of cooking the oven shuts off and I need to reprogram the clock to start it up again. If we put a pyrex measuring cup with water in the oven along with what we are cooking it works fine.

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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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