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Dead Microwave. (Outlet Fine) GE Spacemaker jvm1631wb 001

I have the following microwave: jvm1631wb 001 I just noticed it is totally dead. How do I go about trouble-shooting repairs?

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Remember that even when the unit is unplugged some of the microwave parts still carry a deadly voltage! that the message is out of the should be o.k. checking the fuse and door switches.

Here is a video on how to remove the control panel.Do this and the ceramic fuse should be located just inside the unit.
Click on the link

Also if the fuse is good...just inside of the cavity of which the control panel was are three door switches. These switches are safety switches. You can see where they are located by looking at the far right hand side of your door...the door latches go into a slot...the slots are where the door interlock switches are located.

Check the fuse first and then the switches if fuse checks good.

If you have any other questions or concerns please ask.


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Sorry Seanna, but I have been getting a lot of problems with GE microwaves. You can call customer care at 800-432-2737, but out-of-warranty repairs are very expensive. Sounds like your problem may be door latch circuitry which requires service. If your unit is old, consider replacing it as prices are very reasonable.


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