Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Microwave shuts off after a few seconds

My Microwave now shuts off after about three seconds of cooking. All of the lights light up for around 10 seconds, and then it resets to the time/date setup prompt. It does it every time now. For months before, it would randomly shut down in the same manner while cooking, but not at the three second mark, and not every time. Please help. I have the same problem with GE microwave that is above my oven. Model em03000hbb03, manufactured June 2005, Why has there not been any recall on these microwaves? There obviously is a malfunction in the making of these.

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  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    I have the same problem with my microwave. I start the microwave and it will work for about 3 seconds and then it stops and there is a scrambled display. I reset the clock and then try to microwave and the same thing happens. I have unplugged the system and tried again with the same results.

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    I have the same problem with my microwave. I have to reset it several times before it will stay on for a few minutes. manufactured in may 2005.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    My Microwave is doing the same thing but not everytime but it is getting more frequent. Some times you can reset it and it works somtimes you have reset it about 3 or 4 times before it will work and other times you can't get it to work at all no matter how many times you reset it. It is also a 2005 model

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    Hi We have the same microwave with the same problem. I bought the microwave in Jan 06 and it started doing the shutting down thing in April of 07. I called GE and was told that a part which is under warrenty is probably the problem, but I would still have to pay for labor. Just for GE to look at it is 79 dollars. To fix the problem it was around 169. The guy who fixed it said that I would be all set. However, this month ( almost 13 months after fixing it, it is doing it again. I am going to call them and ask them to fix it for free or I will purchase a different companies microwave.

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    Same problem. Shuts down after 3 seconds.

  • ndfanx4 Aug 13, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my Dec.04 manufactured Spacesaver. It makes me sad because I really like everything about this unit but probably will replace it with another brand.

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Were are all the problem solving suggestions??!!!! I am renting a house and this is happening to the spacemaker above the oven. This site sucks!! All these problems and not one answer to help point us in the right direction. WHAT THE ****!

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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We are all in the same boat. It is very annoying. I think it is a sensor tripping.

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