Question about GE Microwave Ovens
Shuts off after 4 to 5 min of cooking dies then comes back on after 8 to 10 mins
Your magnetron is overheating, causing the magnetron thermostat to open, which kills all power to the oven until it cools back down.
Is the internal cooling fan running when you cook? Are all the air vents clear? If not, the magnetron can be destroyed.
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
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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Posted on Jul 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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