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GE spacemaker xl1800 microwave has no power

My microwave receies no power at al. It's not the outlet as other applicances work in that outlet. we get no power, no lights or anything. It may be afuse but i donot know where to check for it. how do i access he fuse box. We purchased it in 8/2001, maybe it is time for a new one

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  • R8EDM Mar 29, 2009

    Mine is pretty much the same, but the microwave deteriorated over a short period of time. It started by clicking, like a relay going on and off but very quickly, when we tried to either microwave or use the light/vent. The clock worked fine during this time, but eventually even the clock went out rendering the unit useless. Any idea on where to start?

    Thanks!


  • GlennSk Apr 21, 2009

    I have a spacesaver xl1800, it is about 3 years old. It has had no problems at all, then the lights went out. No power to the key pad, no light in the over when the door is open. I did replace the two fuses, (H.V. and Main Fuse) with no change. Of course, i check the outlet to ensure that it is working. Any suggestion on the the step?

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A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information 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

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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I had the unit repaired by an appliance technician. He replaced the board behind the keypad and all is well now.

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