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GE® Spacemaker XL JVM1630

Our microwave came with out house which is about 6 years old. The microwave now continues to run for about 15 seconds when you open the door. This does not sound safe to me but I have not been able to get any answers......does anyone know anything about this?

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Sounds like a sticky or greasy door switch, or possibly a sticky relay on the control board.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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.

After you look into this, if you still need help, please write back with more details.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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