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Microwave shutting off in seconds

My microwave just quit after three seconds won't work makes a funny noise then turns off can I fix it myself??

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  • wmurray8 Aug 01, 2008

    After 3 or 4 seconds the microware (JVM1653) shuts off and states press clock. I go through the setup and it is the same thingagain. Occassionaly it will operate properly. (intermittant problem)

  • pmb72 Sep 22, 2008

    My microwave shuts down completely after a while. Then, later on, it comes back on and asks for me to input the time on the clock. As if it had been disconnected from power. One solution suggested only covered models manufactured prior to 2000. Mine was manufactured in 2005.

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Sadly, we hear of this over and over.

This is usually due to a defective or loose magnetron causing electrical interference and disruption in the control circuit board.

If your magnetron was recently replaced, it may have loose mounting nuts or bolts or the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched.

It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.

GE had a campaign (but not a recall, mind you!) covering several models.

Details are in their bulletin at http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf

Even if your model is not on the list, the same problem can occur, requiring a kit. I just think the difference is that GE has stopped paying for the repairs.

The parts kit (that GE used to pay for) is part # WB27X10489 and is shown here: http://207.234.249.73/mwd/wb27x10489_ge_mag_stir_kit.jpg

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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    I'm not one for the "shotgun" approach to repair.

    Please see my very detailed suggestion about the extremely common magnetron failures.

    We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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The noise is coming from the high-voltage transformer being overloaded by something shorting it out. Either the magnatron or the high-voltage capacitor and diode. Replace the capacitor and diode then if still not working, replace the magnatron. Its only affordable if you do it yourself - buy the part on EBAY - lookup "universal magnatron"
Hope ya fix it!

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