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Erradic operation of the microwave oven

Greetings, When I turn on the microwave oven it will shut off without completing. The shutoff is generally preceded by flickering in the display panel. Sometimes it will operate to completion, quite bizarre. When I turn off the turntable it still works erradically. I have changed the outlet the unit is plugged in to but that has not made any difference. Does anyone have any suggestions? Greetings, It seems that I have exactly the same problem. The microwave is out of warranty for 1 month and 15 days! Calling GE service they ask for a price which will not justify the repair. I opened it hoping to see something obvious. Not easy to spot the problem. I purchased it because the space I had was small, under a cabinet. Also the price was reasonable. The question I have is: should I buy the same model? Or this is model is really a lemon?

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Hello;

Maybe the microwave oven is come to an end. However may you can try fixing that by a series of a test unsing the tester device. Maybe there is a automatic sensor that eradically not function properly.

In this case; i would suggest you to open the circuit and test some part that is not working properly.

Hope this help, melnavz

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First try moving the power cord around. If you notice any change in behavior, most assuredly you have a problem with the cord itself or where it is connected in the microwave.
If not that, unplug it and open it to see if there are any loose connections, wire etc. inside.
Because these simptoms are erratic, there seems to be a short/loose connection that causes changes in the way the unit operates with movement/vibration.

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Hi.. i'm sorry to hear your problem..
i have a link that may help you figure it out more in depth..
http://www.hotpoint.com/metallic/microwaves.htm

good luck but if i was both of you, i would not buy this model again since it seems to be a faulty model.. thanks, d

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • donna mcgill Feb 26, 2008

    have you resolved this issue? i hope i was able to help and if so, please let me know so i can also close this solution... if it was helpful, feedback would be great. thanks, d

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