Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Microwave shuts off after cooking but when i open the door the fan starts, and continues, to run

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    • My GE Spacemaker oven model JVM1650WH05 Serial # 901182 B shuts down completely after using briefly will not even cook popcorn, potato, pizza etc. without shutting down will come back on after 10, 15, 20 minutes or so. after reading all the complaints about fires, etc. I'm afraid to use it anymore. only 2 years in house. manufactured in September 2005, purchased late 2006. Thanks Sheila

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TO brenda_g

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

If you or 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, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

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

TO Guest

It sounds like your magnetron is overheating and tripping the internal thermostat. The magnetron usually has a 5-year warranty.

GE Customer Service is at http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/

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

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