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Possible blown fuse

The oven was started and ran for about 3 seconds, then nothing. We've checked the house fuses and that it was plugged in correctly. The oven is just a little over a year old and had been working fine up to this point.

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  • cyntait Aug 21, 2008

    The oven is a JVM1650. We were able to get the fuse out, but can't tell if it has blown. I don't know what a blown ceramic fuse would look like.

    This is the second oven of the same we've owned. The first died with a loud thumping noise and were told that it was the magnet that had failed. We decied to purchase a new unit instead of having it fixed.

    We didn't experience any thumping when it died this time.

    Does this help?

  • rcline734 Aug 29, 2008

    My JVM1650 runs for a few seconds and the resets and asks me to set the clock. When it first started doing this it would be ok after setting the clock but now it is consistently stopping after a few seconds. I am trying to determine if it is a thermal switch or magnetron or if I should just bring it in for repair or buy a different model. I see many reports of folks replacing the magnetron multiblr times. Is there a procedure for isolating the problem ?

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    the jvm 1650 soacemaker xl microwave oven stop working I cheked the braker its working it is a fuse how do i fix it

  • seahagg Nov 11, 2008

    I have the same problem with my GE JVM1650SH01 microwave - runs for three seconds then quits - I have to reset the date/time, etc.. Is it the fuze? How do I change it? Thanks!

  • jayg714 Nov 15, 2008

    My JVM1650CH01 does the same thing it runs for about three seconds and then stops. The display becomes garbled and the clock/calender has to be entered.

  • cfr1 Nov 29, 2008

    my microwave jvm1650 was working fine - then while i was reheating something it just died. it came back on for a few seconds and died for good! The house fuse is fine and we check the socket. There is absolutely no power - no lights no power....nothing!! This unit is only 3 years old. can this be fixed or will it be too expensive?

  • abbyrife Dec 10, 2008

    Have a GE JVM1650, this is the second time that we have had this problem.  The microwave runs for about 3 seconds and then the whole thing shuts off.  We have to re-set the clock and then try to run it again.  It does not happen every time we use it.  The first time this happened (about 6 months ago) my husband found some website that told him to remove the control panel, and put a piece of tin foil in a plastic bag between the magnatron and the control panel.  This seemed to fix the problem until recently.  Is there anything thing we could test, or are we better off replacing it?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    My JVM1650 has the same problem in that it runs for 3 seconds and cuts out. Usually, the display flickers a little before cutting out. The ceramic fuse is good as well as the thermal fuse and safety switches. As a test, I've shorted each one at a time but to no avail. Just about the time that I give up, it's working again for a few months.

    I suspect that firing up the antenna is causing an internal voltage sag that confuses the electronic controller board, and an essential relay cuts out.

    Actually, I was hoping to find a used JVM1650 so that I can start
    swapping parts, but again, it starts working again just when I give up.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Is this a GE JVM1650? If not, Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

    I would suspect the fuse has blown, or possibly the magnetron thermal cutout (TCO or thermostat, depending on which it has.

    I need your correct model to continue.



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It would have to be checked with a multimeter or continuity tester.

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