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I have a GE Sensor Microwave and it keeps pausing before the set time has expired. For example, I will put something in the microwave, set it for 3 minutes and before 3 minutes is up it will just stop (as if I have hit the pause button) and I have to hit start again to get it going and will have to stand there to make sure it doesn't pause again, and if it does I have to hit start again. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: ge spacemaker microwave oven

The keypad is defective. GE calls it the "membrane switch". You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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SOURCE: GE spacemaker Microwave-Model # JVM1441WD003 no heat -clock ok

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If the mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

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:.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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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.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases in about a week or so.

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

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave still runs when door is open

Is this by any chance a combination microwave? It is is-what you are hearing/seeing is the fan running to cool it down. If it is not a combi then indeed you hav a problem-probably linked to the door catch.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: GE JVM1850CH06 microwave no heat with loud humming sound

With the details you described, the high voltage diode might be shorted( usually HVR 1X). It is connected from the Capacitor and the chassis, or else the capacitor is the one at fault,but not common .

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Have a GE model JVm1650bh05 Microwave. I put in

Check the fuse in the bottom of the oven ... near where the power cord enters.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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