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My microwave quit working...all of a sudden...no electrical no nothing...plugged into different outlet but no difference..any help

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  • cecann Sep 14, 2010

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  • cecann Sep 14, 2010

    seems helpful...will try it when i get home..hope it works

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You're going to have to take the microwave apart to figure this out. There is a chance the fuse is bad, so check that first with a ohmmeter (make sure the capacitor is discharged- you can short the contacts with a screwdriver). Here is how to short the cap:
http://www.applianceaid.com/component.html
I looked around GE's website, and found that some people had a problem with a bad trace on the control board, and had to resolder it.
If you go to the following site, you will find some handy videos about troubleshooting your microwave:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4704737_fix-ge-spacemaker-microwave.html
Lastly, make sure the outlets are good- they could be on the same breaker, that could have tripped. Measure the outlets with a voltmeter on AC at least 200 volt range.
Good luck, hope this helps you, and thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

  • cmk2001 Nov 23, 2010

    Did you ever get the microwave working again? Same thing happened to my GE spacemaker microwave last night. All of a sudden - no power to the unit. No circuit breaker tripped so I wonder if it is an internal fuse.

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