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GE SPACEMAKER OVEN DOES NOT COOK

Everything appears to be normal with this oven except it does not cook. When you start it the magnetron starts after the two second delay but only runs for about 1 second then it stops humming and the oven continues to run its time cycle without the magnetron.

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    hey i have this exact same problem..the model was made in 2002.. so im wondering if this is a defect since ours when out at the same time.. i checked for a recall and havent found one..please post anything you find out.. thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    GE spacemaker microwave does not cook. Clock works, it will start cooking for about 1 second and then quit. Help!

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I have a JVM1430 microwave, it has a 9 yr warrantee on the magetron, I called customer relations 800 386 1215 and they sent a new magnetron at no charge. Now it all works

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you 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

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, which we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid.

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

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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