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We have a GE Microwave 1440 and the fuse keeps blowing. It blew at the beginning of December and we changed it, it then blew again 3 weeks later and we changed it again. Then just yesterday it blew again and we changed and now again this afternoon. It is frustrating and not sure what the problem is now. We are sure we have the right AMP and voltage (20 AMP 250 V) Any suggestion as to what might be the problem? Or resolution? Thanks.

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Each time that it has blown can you remember if you had it set for a higher time? Reason I ask is, it can be any of the components inside that overheats after running for longer periods and the fuse is the part that will (or should fail) if the system overheats. If it's blowing that much, I can tell you it will be better to purchase a new one considering some of the components in a microwave is about $200 each and if the board is bad it's just as high. I say buy a new one and therefore you will have a warranty. We bought a home 3 years ago that came with the same microwave and it lasted about 1 year, and having the same issues. Good Luck.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

Testimonial: "Thank you for the response. It always seems to blow when we open the microwave door. Never while it is running. "

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  • blee67 Jan 03, 2011

    Question for you 01fordeb, do you know if this is a known problem for GE Microwaves? Did you purchase another GE?

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    Chris Busby Jan 03, 2011

    Ok, then you may have a bad door switch that is causing the fuse to blow. The front panel will have to come off to access the switch. Just unplug the machine, but there are capacitors in there with a charge, so be careful if you do this. You will take the vent off the front, I'm thinking it has 2 screws toward the middle that you can't see to good. Then you have screws on the underside of the panel and 1-2 screws holding it in at the top. After removing these, you should be able to remove the panel. you can the look where the door meets the switch/s. easy t replace but these may not be easy to check considering it don't blow the fuse all the time.

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    Chris Busby Jan 03, 2011

    I did purchase another GE, I searched the internet and GE microwaves don't last very long. I looked around for different brands and "found this one on sale at Lowe's for like $225. This is my guess of why they only give a 1 year warranty on them. But I did however keep my glass turntable and the door switches just in case. The other brands are much higher, looked at some up around the $1200, I just can't see paying that. I wish you good luck

  • blee67 Jan 03, 2011

    Ok, great thanks for that. That may very well be the problem, because sometimes when we open the microwave door the light flickers. Do you know if the door switch be purchased at any hardware store?

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