Question about GE JVM1490 Convection/Microwave Oven

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Shorted capacitor? expensive? worth fixing?

Hi,
My microwave/convection oven seemed to blow a fuse just as I pressed the start button. The circuit breaker in the cellar did not trip, so I assume it's an internal fuse. You wrote that this is a sign of a shorted high-voltage capacitor. Is that an expensive problem to have fixed (assuming I don't do it myself)? It's a built in unit, and I assume they'll need to access the back.
Thanks,
Julie

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On some models, the high voltage capacitor is accessible by just removing the control panel (which is simple) but in other models you have to pull the oven from the wall and take off the outer cover.

If removal from the wall is necessary, I recommend two people for safety. You can find your installation instructions here.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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

NOTE: 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.

A typical home visit runs about $75, and the labor to repair the problem usually runs about that, too. Plus parts.

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

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