Question about GE JVM1651 Microwave Oven
Our microwave shuts off immediatly after starting to cook. The numbers on the dsplay flicker then the microwave totally shuts off. We have to reset the clock and date every time thhs happens.. ??????
The first thing I would check would be the magnetron TCO (thermal cut-out). This is a little safety devise that protects the magnetron in the event of overheating. These can act up even without overheating. I believe the nuetral side of this TCO runs through the board, and therefore the flickering and shutdown. When the TCO cools, it resets. If it were the door switch, you would blow the fuse and wouldn't be able to set the time without changing the fuse. There are other cavity thermostats that could be the culprit but my quess is on the magnetron TCO. When working with microwaves always unplug the unit and discharge the capacitor. This is high voltage..Good Luck
Posted on Jun 12, 2006
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