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Microwave Fuse keeps blowing

We have a GE Spacesaver model JVM1660WB 003 which keeps blowing the fuse. We have checked and replaced the fuse and that doesn't seem to be the problem. Is there a relay switch somewhere that could be the problem. The lights and timer, message panel, etc all work until you try to cook something. Any ideas???

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  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    GE Model# JVM1650CH01 Microwave Oven trips the circuit breaker, 1-2 secods after the microwave is turned on to cook. All other features works, i.e. vent, lights, clock.

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    I have a similar problem. GE Model# JVM1650CH01 Microwave Oven. Sometimes 1-2
    seconds after pressing "start" it just shuts off, and acts like it "reboots". I have to reset the clock time and date. Then try to cook again. Sometimes it will then cook normally. Most times it just keeps on shutting down and rebooting itself.

  • geschoss Jul 21, 2008

    I have a similar problem. GE Model# JVM1650CH01 Microwave Oven.
    Sometimes 1-2
    seconds after pressing "start" it just shuts off, and acts like it
    "reboots". I have to reset the clock time and date. Then try to cook
    again. Sometimes it will then cook normally. Most times it just keeps
    on shutting down and rebooting itself.

  • selts Sep 18, 2008

    We have an 8-year old GE Profile Spacemaker jvm1660bb003 that suddenly started working intermittently. Sometimes after pressing start the light goes on, but nothing else is happening. The turntable doesn't turn on neither does the fan or the motor. We unplugged and plugged it back in and so far it seems to be working fine. Any clues on this one?


  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    all power workin until ya switch it on to cook then glass fuse blows



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If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If you or someone you know decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here:

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

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

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