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On GE models, "SENSOR ERROR" appears on the display when:
  • Using the sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected. Do not open the door until stream is sensed and time is shown counting down on the display.
  • Steam was not detected in the maximum amount of time. Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
Otherwise, yes, it may have a bad humidity sensor (gas sensor, as it's called) which needs to be replaced.

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

You should enter your model number as JEM31GA02.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or elsewhere inside, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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

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On GE models, "SENSOR ERROR" appears on the display when:
  • Using the sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected. Do not open the door until stream is sensed and time is shown counting down on the display.
  • Steam was not detected in the maximum amount of time. Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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I have a GE sensor miceowave oven, Bought June 22 2008 When I try to warm anything I get sensor error. I have tried all the things in the owners manual. Can you give me any help? J M...


Did you see and try all this?

On GE models, "SENSOR ERROR" appears on the display when:
  • Using the sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected. Do not open the door until stream is sensed and time is shown counting down on the display.
  • Steam was not detected in the maximum amount of time. Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
If you did, and you still get the error, your sensor may have failed.

I would suggest you contact GE Customer Service here.

This would be under warranty.

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On GE models, "SENSOR ERROR" appears on the display when:
  • Using the sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected. Do not open the door until stream is sensed and time is shown counting down on the display.
  • Steam was not detected in the maximum amount of time. Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
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The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

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  • Steam was not detected in the macimum amount of time. Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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