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GE Spacemaker microwave JVM140G just stopped working - no power, no lights, no exhaust - NOTHING Is there an internal fuse? The circuit breaker is not tripped.

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NO internal fuse. It is most likely, the magnetron, and or High power diode. As related In all likelihood the mangnetron has failed, or perhaps even the Power Supply. or a fault that is shutting the system down for safety reasons You need to have it serviced by a reputable service centre/man. Ensure you get a firm "Quote" before proceeding, and remember these days the cost of repair can equal or exceed the price of a new one.

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