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Microwave Stops after 2-4 Seconds. Sometines Works on Clock Reset

The microwave has been working intermittentantly for over a month.It would stop after 2-4 seconds. I would unplug it, wait 10 minutes, plug it in reset the clock and then it would be good to go for a period of time. Recently, even with the unplug and reset it will only work 2-4 seconds. Magatron has been replaced twoice under warranty. Microwave is now out of warranty, any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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  • WALLC Mar 03, 2008

    Thank you for taking the time to post a response. Due to my limited troubleshooting expertise and the fact that the oven is on its second Magnetron leads me to consider the purchase of a new microwave (Not a GE Profile!). Thanks again.....



    WALLC

  • martyb704 Mar 06, 2008

    This is the same problem with my microwave. ModelJVM1630WH01 RG Manufactured Aug 04 Please help and provide instruction on how to get to the area behind the control panel. Thanks

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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 maybe 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

There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. It's very helpful when troubleshooting.

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

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