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GE Spacemaker suddenly quits during cooking cycle and sometimes displays a PF ... other times simply no display

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If it only runs a few seconds then fails, see this FixYa solution. even if your model number is different.

Otherwise, I would suspect the cooling fan may be failing or there is a bad connection.

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