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Power cuts out after about 5 seconds

Any power or timed setting, turn on, runs about 5 secs and shuts off completely including the clock. Message says "power went off during cooking" but it did not. Note there are light flickers in the display as the timer counts down. Will not restore until clock is reset. Then it happens all over again.

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  • BarryDarnell Mar 19, 2008

    My microwave started a couple of day ago to garble the display and tell you to set the clock after coming on 1 or 2 seconds. Help will be appreciated. Manufactured date Feb. 2005

  • Moseby76 Mar 19, 2008

    What is a "form main?" I unplugged it from the wall.

  • Moseby76 Mar 24, 2008

    No Joy.

  • Moseby76 Mar 24, 2008

    What is a "mains"?

  • David Singer Jul 23, 2013

    Hi... have a 2.5 year old GE JVM1850DM4CC and had the same issue. Tried unplugging and did not help. Tried resetting the main breaker, did not help. Is there an internal fuse or something cheap and easy to try and replace? Thank you.



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I unplugged the power for about 8 hours. I work 3rd shift so I unplugged it while I was getting my nights sleep during the day. Tried setting the clock and heat a cup of water. It ran 2 seconds and then the display went to all characters and finally back to please press the clock button, just as it did before. Other functions like the timer will work fine and the clock stays online until the microwave is set to heat. Any other possible solutions?


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Hi try unplugging form mains for an hour this will reset any settings back to factory settings let me know what happens after doing this then i can assist you further ok

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  • paul proctor Mar 23, 2008

    hi sorry but been offline due to illness it should have said unplug from mains doing this will reset the microwave hopefully solving your problem please let me know if not then i can assist you further ok

  • David Singer Jul 23, 2013

    Hi... have a 2.5 year old GE JVM1850DM4CC and had the same issue. Tried unplugging and did not help. Tried resetting the main breaker, did not help. Is there an internal fuse or something cheap and easy to try and replace? Thank you.



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