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GE Profile Model # JVM2070SH001

Microwave shuts off a second or two after starting... It acts like it reset due to having to reset the clock everytime.. I pulled off the vent covers and both are clean. What else can I try

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Sadly, we hear of this over and over.

This is usually due to a defective or loose magnetron causing electrical interference and disruption in the control circuit board.

If your magnetron was recently replaced, it may have loose mounting nuts or bolts or maybe the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched.

It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.

GE had a campaign (but not a recall, mind you!) covering several models.

Details are in their bulletin at http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf

Even if your model is not on the list, the same problem can occur, requiring a kit. I just think the difference is that GE has stopped paying for the repairs.

The parts kit (that GE used to pay for) is part # WB27X10489 and is shown here: http://207.234.249.73/mwd/wb27x10489_ge_mag_stir_kit.jpg

(Your model may use a different kit - this is shown for illustration purposes only).

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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

Posted on May 09, 2008

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Check out the following link. Most likely the magnetron is causing electrical interference with the control panel and the following link has a solution. It works, but the question is it safe? Here is the link:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t122426-microwave_shuts_off_after_few_seconds

Posted on Aug 09, 2010

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Mine did this and sears came out and remvoed the grill assembly (the top strip that vents open when you turn it on. The assembly itself is made of cheap plastic and was broken from use (I assume) because it was not able to easily open, the oven woudl shut itself off. Without the assmbly, the mircowave works just fine. Im tryng to repair becuase replacing is expensive (around 120 online, and the ripoff artists at Sears wanted OVER 400 DOLLARS for the part (on top of the 129 they charged me to come out.) Try unscrewing the screws on the top of the oven and removing this grill assembly and see if your oven will work. Hope this helps.

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