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My GE microwave (above-range)runs for only two seconds then stops automatically

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  • Hove08 Mar 14, 2008

    I'm having the same problem on my GE microwave...it runs for a couple of seconds and then shuts off. I need to reset the date and time and try again...usually it works, but sometimes it happens again and I have to reset, etc...until it works.
    The model is GE Profile Eterna Spacemaker and is only a couple of years old.

  • Carol Deavers Jun 24, 2008

    same microwave-( GE ETERNA above range )same problem - home was built 3 years ago -

    runs a few seconds, then errors out.

    need to reset:

    time

    am/pm/

    month

    day

    year

    then set cook time - it will error out

    and we have to do it all over again!!! what a pain

    ps mines black what color do you have?

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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 someone you know 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

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

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