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GE MICROWAVE jvm13508w 002 trips circuit breaker when pressing start button, runs for a second or two then i have to reset at breaker panel only microwave and gas stove clock on this circuit. beendoing this off and on for past few years

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Years? Wow! I'm glad it hasn't caused a serious problem or fire!

In some cases, this is due to a bad door switch or door switch mount, or a shorting high voltage capacitor.

If you or someone you know can do testing, first see these files:
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/safety.txt
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/disassembly.txt
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/doorsw.txt

Then see this:
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/cap_test.html

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

That model should be "JVM1350BW002", by the way.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

GE MICROWAVE jvm13508w 002 trips - mini_manual_behind_grille_small.jpgdee77f7.jpg

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

Posted on May 26, 2011

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