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Good Evening; I have a GE Spacesaver XL-1400 microwave. Currently I have no power to it and can't figure out how to turn it back on (if that's what's needed) Earlier this evening I switched off the circuit breaker for the Hot Water Tank ONLY. I turned it back on about 1/2 hour later. I didn't think OR don't know for sure that the microwave is on the same circuit. Anyway, that's all I've done that may have caused it. I did get a step stool and get up to the back of the cabinet and unplugged and replugged the power cord, but that didn't help. Any ideas? Kim Caruso, Tukwila (Seattle) Wa. :-) Thanks in advance for your help!

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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if you are as lucky as i was...i have a ge spacesaver model jvm130...same problem. first unplug unit and check fuse on the "power control module". if fuse is ok...unscrew the screws holding the "power control module" in place...carefully tilt module and see if a solder joint needs to be re-soldered. my problem was the solder joint under the front plug (5 large wire plug). you may have to unplug the three connectors to the board to get access to bottom. this is the second time i had to re-solder...last one was several years ago though. best of luck tennisrme

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Spacesaver microwave trips the circuit breaker

Since power = voltage X current, 1.58kW / 120VAC = 13.166A

So this unit should be fine on a 15A breaker unless the breaker is bad, the wiring or a connection is loose somewhere between the breaker and the microwave, or the microwave's magnetron or high voltage transformer are failing and drawing extra current.

Microwaves should really be on the own separate breaker if at all possible. Plus, the more a breaker trips, the more work out it gets.

Have you measured the voltage at the outlet? If that's off, current and power will be affected. It should be about 110-125VAC.

A good power test for outlet and wiring integrity is a toaster, toaster oven, or hair dryer rated at about 1500 watts.

If it doesn't run and heat steadily, then there may be a problem with the house wiring or breaker.

If it passes this test, the problem is likely in the microwave.

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Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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I did research and found out that the GE Magetetron (sp) are notorious for going bad. I called and it was still under warranty - 10 years, but i needed to pay for labor. That ran me $180. The part was $125 but would have taken my time to install, plus I didn't want to deal discharging the capacitor.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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I CAN'T FIND THE SCREWS TO ATTACH THE TOP OF THE SPACE SAVER TO THYE BOTTOM OF THE UPPER CABIONET, WHAT SIZE OF SCREW IS THIS. WHY DOESN'T IT HAVE A NORMAL SCREW, I ALREADY WENT THROUGH ALL THE SCREWS THAT LOWES HAS.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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Its a free country Bage, but microwave energy is extremely dangerous! Repairs are not feasible unless performed by factory personnel under warrantry, and certified. I suggest you contact the manufacturer about the problem.

Ray

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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