Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Model JVM 1650sho1

Microwave will trip circuit breaker every time I try to use it.

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  • franklee327 Aug 20, 2008

    * Breaker trips about three seconds after I hit the start pad.



    * Doesn't use a fuse.

  • wtf is going Aug 24, 2008

    mine will run for about two minutes or so

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Your microwave, if it's a GE, it will certainly use a fuse.

    Is there anything else on the same outlet as the microwave, like a refrigerator, freezer, or air conditioner?


  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Does the breaker blow when you open or close the door, or when you hit the Start pad?

    Has the fuse ever been replaced? It should be a 15A or 20A ceramic.

    If the fuse has been replaced and is higher than the value if the breaker, the breaker may blow first.



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