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GE Microwave Model JES1651SJ-02, Serial 902410. Unit appeared to be fine yesterday evening with the clock working properly but this morning it shows no lights and keypad is not operational. Checked both receptacles with a lamp and they are both provideing power. Plugged microwave into another receptacle on a different circuit and unit shows no sign of having power. Is there an internal reset that needs to be reset or fuse that needs to be rreplaced.

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There will be a fuse, magnetron thermostat / thermal cutout, and an oven cavity thermostat / thermal cutout.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.


At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

Testimonial: "Confirmation that there is a fuse(s) is very helpful, and that there is a schematic is even more so. Thank you very much for the information."

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