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My three second microwave

I have a 1300 watt microwave and have had it for couple of years. Lately it has started to turn off automaticaticaly after 3 seconds.

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  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    My JVM1653 runs for 3 seconds then resets to prompt for time and date. The problem is getting worse.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    My unit also after approx. 3 seconds shut down and request you enter time and date. this happens each time I press start. My system was installed by a certified GE technicians

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    GE JVM1653, runs for about 3 seconds, then turns off and needs to be reset with date, time, etc. Manufacture date on the inside ta is january 2005.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    Just started - last night (once) and tonight (once). Cooks for 2-3 seconds, shuts off - and display goes all 'alien'. Needs time/date reset. JVM1653 - manufactered 2004.

    First GE OTC microwave - magnetron failure.

    Replace it with another (this one) because the mounting etc. was already in place.

    I'm questioning that decision right about now.



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This is probably due to a defective or possibly loose magnetron.

If yours has loose mounting nuts / bolts or the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched, that can also cause
this RF leakage interference inside the oven.

It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.

GE had a campaign (but not a recall!) covering several models.

Details are in their bulletin at

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety and disassemblyat our site,
linked here on Fixya:

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

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