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Same problem I have a Ge spacesaver model JVM1440Wh04. The unit started to emit a squeaking noise and the microwave sounds like it is laboring or under a heavy load. It heated at this time as well. Tonight we turned it on and the unit shut down. No lights on the display. The breaker did not trip. After a few minutes the ubit powered back up on its own but when we try to run it it cooks for a while but shuts off. The fan was running the other day. Is there a second fan? What would cause it to sound like it is under a heavy load. This unit was Mnaufactured in 2005 but we have only had it for 3 yrs. I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT'S CAUSING THIS OR HOW TO FIX IT?

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Your oven shut down because the magnetron got too hot (has a resetting thermal switch) .. it needs a constant and high flow rate of cooling air .. there is a fan that blows air over the magnetron fins ... sometimes the plastic frame that holds the fan becomes warped or broken .. the fan then doesn't deliver enough air to where its needed ... the squeaking noise however may indicate that the fan blade is either hitting the frame or the bearings in the fan motor need lubricated ... the fan is most likely the problem .. you can replace it or Lube it and repair any broken mounts .. make sure the fan turns freely and is aimed correctly .. use a light machine oil (intended for very small motors) or sewing machine oil .. not wd40 or oil with teflon .. your magnetron will be damaged if it continues to overheat .. you can gain access to the fan by removing the cover but do so only with the power disconnected and taped so no one can plug it in while you are working .. when plugged in there is potentially deadly voltage and current available inside .. . there are indeed two fans .. the vent fan and the magnetron cooling fan .. the loud laboring noise often happens if the magnetron is shorted or if the high voltage diode or voltage doubler capacitor is shorted ... but since your machine is still working until it gets hot i suspect those are not he problem yet but may be eventually damaged without cooling air flow .. that model GE did have problems with the fan mount and that in turn damaged some magnetrons ... the lube in the fan bearings generally is reliable up to 5 years depending on use .so that could be the problem as well

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