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Sounds sluggish and then automatically shuts off

GE Spacemaker 2.0, Model # JVM2050BH03, less than 4 years old. Only repair thusfar is I had to replace a burned out turntable motor. When we turn on the microwave, it sounds "sluggish" and then automatically shuts down completely as if it has lost it's power source. We unplug and then re-plug and microwave turns back on but still remains "sluggish". Same problem occurs again.

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  • GeorgePH May 16, 2010

    Have a GE Spacemaker 2.0 microwave, M#JVM2050BH03. Microwave sounds "sluggish" when initially turned on and then shuts down completely (loses all power) after about 3 minutes into the cooking cycle (as if it's overheating). Then about 5 minutes later, power is automatically restored. Have changed the charcoal and cleaned other filters. Recently changed out turntable motor (but it is working).

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If the lights dim in the oven when it sounds sluggish,your high voltage capacitor could be beginning to short out and drawing too much current,its under the cover,be very careful and discharge it before touching it in case,because it can store +2100 volts A.C.,then also check the front to back resistance of the high voltage diode as these can leak and cause similar problems,if these are both o.k. then suspect the magnetron tube for drawing too much current,if it shuts down unplug it and again discharge the cap then put your hand near the side of the magnetron and see if its hot this may draw too much current and make the unit run slow and sluggish,then have an ampere draw run on it and see how much its drawing per the specs of the unit

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  • danny Hendrickson May 16, 2010

    also while at it there could be a weak thermistor on the magnetron tube near the top and on the side of the mag body,it has 2 wires connected to it and if the mag gets too warm this component opens up to shut off power to the unit to prevent overheating,sometimes they get weak from heat/age and need replaced

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How does the turntable turn during this time

I've seen a lot of premature failure of replacement parts

when was the turntable replaced?

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