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Sometimes when we start the Spacemaker microwave it will run for a few seconds and then shut off, requiring restarting the clock. Do you think this is a short in the system requiring a service call?

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GE spacemaker microwave turns off during cooking and display goes black


Step 1:


Door Switch




If the microwave runs for a few seconds and then shuts off, a door switch might have failed intermittently. Check each of the door switches for any signs of overheating, arcing, or burning. Also check each of them for continuity. Replace any of the switches that is visibly damaged or that only has continuity intermittently


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Step 2:

Main Control Board




If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops there may be a short circuit in the main control board. Check other components first, these boards are often misdiagnosed.


Touchpad and Control Panel




If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the touchpad and control panel might be defective. There are several other components that can cause this problem, be sure to check any other components before replacing this board.

Touchpad




If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the touchpad might be at fault. This is not common. Generally speaking, if the microwave display is working and some of the buttons respond correctly but some don't, the problem is with the touchpad.

High Voltage Transformer




If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the high voltage transformer might have an intermittent short. This is not common. Check other components related to the microwave symptom first.

Thermostat




If the microwave runs for a few seconds and stops the thermostat might be defective. Watch our video on testing thermostat

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use the DVOM tester and fix it. God bless you

Feb 08, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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F4 or f5 on board if i unplug it and reset clock turnit on it runs for 2 or 3 sconds the display starts to blink it shuts off and you need to unplug and start over sometimes it will work


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  • F4--Open humidity sensor, will occur if humidity sensor is detected as being open continuously over 5 seconds.
  • F5--Shorted humidity sensor, will occur if humidity sensor is detected as being shorted continuously over 5 seconds.

Oct 15, 2012 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Ge spacemaker microwave jvm1650wh03 randomly shuts off and requires you to reset clock before continuing


The problem is in the keypad control board, this item alone is at least $97.00 for the part and does not include labour.

Jul 23, 2012 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Ge spacemaker jvm1650sh01 starts to microwave then loses power


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May 27, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE Spacemaker Microwave powers off after few seconds of working


Hello :

This could happen because of a bad keypad . Just replace it and problem will be solved . I need you to think before replacing it . Because sometimes a new unit is better than repairing . Think it before !

good luck .

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Apr 01, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE Spacemaker shuts off after a few seconds and asks for the clock to be reset


Ge Spacemaker comes on ok but after a few seconds the noise level goes up significantly and it does not heat. It keeps running until the time runs out but it doesn't heat.

Feb 11, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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I have a GE Spacemaker model #JVM1650CH01 that keeps on shutting off everything after a few seconds. I have to rest the clock and month -year - date to try again.


my spacemaker xl jvm 1650 microwave shuts down after just a few minutes of operation and after a few minutes needs to have a clock/time/day etc reset. is this reparable by a homeowner?

Oct 19, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE spacemaker Power goes off and clock needs resetting


Try going to the breaker box and shutting off the power to the microwave for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn back on and set the clock. This fixed my clock and turntable both. Apparently turning off the power resets the software in the clock.

Jul 22, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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No power to GE Spacemaker Microwave


I have model GE Microwave serial # JVM2070SK02. I start to cook something and it shuts off 5~10 seconds. Keyboard is still lit up, but no clock, fan, light and you cannot operate anything on the key pad. Unplug the unit and it resets. Sometimes it cooks, sometimes it doesn't? It is getting more frequent with the shutting down problem?

Feb 01, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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