I have a GE Spacemaker micromave, it is three years old, every time we want to use the microwave it ask us to enter time, then am or pm, then the date. we entered the data every time, now we enter the time and date and it stop after it work for ten seconds and ask to enter the time and date again. This become really painfull. what should I do?
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It sounds like it is momentarily losing supply voltage, in other words, like unplugging it and plugging it back in. Check your plug in at the outlet to make sure it is tight. If that doesn't help, then a service call may be in order as something may be loose inside the service area.
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calvin, If you have access to where your microwave is plugged in, unplug it for a few minutes and then plug it back in. This will reset your contol panel. Then follow your book directions to reset the time on the clock. Hope this helps!
Many models of the GE microwave have sensors that can detect humidity from the foods you are cooking. This allows the microwave to make adjustments to the power levels used to cook your food. If "Sensor Error" appears, you should either press "Clear" to cancel the mode or leave the food in the appliance longer to give the microwave more time to detect the food.
Press "Time Cook" to manually enter the time if you receive an error message when trying to use the "Sensor Reheat" mode of your GE microwave. The error message may be caused by the food item being too large or too small to detect.. good luck . please rate !
If the model number you have listed is correct, you turn the Child Lock feature on/off by pressing and holding the "Clear/Off" button for three seconds. The instructions are on page 28 of the Owner/Operator Manual.
If your model number is different from the one you have this question posted under, please post back with your correct information so that I may be able to provide you with better assistance.
Our oven clock does the same thing every time the power blips, but we live way out in the boonies and expect occasional problems. Do your lights blink too? Check with your neighbors to see if they have power problems. If this is a chronic situation, contact your power company to see if they can repair the situation.
Try going to the breaker box and shutting off the power to the microwave for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn back on and set the clock. This fixed my clock and turntable both. Apparently turning off the power resets the software in the clock.
There's a simple fix for this. Unplug the unit. Take off the top grill with 2 screws. Remove the 1 screw that holds the touch pad unit. Lift up on touchpad unit and lift out. Put a piece of aluminum foil inside a large zip lock bag and tape it to the back of the touchpad unit and reassemble. GE put the magnetron to close to the control board causing stray microwaves to interfere with the board. The foil shields it.