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General Electric... | Answered on Jan 02, 2021

You must have electricity for that unit. The ignitors are electric and so are the valves.

General Electric... | Answered on Sep 08, 2017

thinking the the different connector sizes denotes positive and negative terminals so put the right size connectors on the terminals

General Electric... | Answered on May 09, 2017

You might have a "normally open" thermal protector that is stuck in the closed position. Or, the controlling device (relay or triac) is defective. Or, something less probable.

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General Electric... | Answered on May 03, 2016

Remove the top grill assembly. It is usually held on by 2 screws going down through the cabinet top. You may need to tap the grill to the left slightly to get the tabs to release. Once the grill is off, look near the middle of the top edge of the microwave frame for 1 screw that looks like it goes through a metal lip. It will be right above the inside light bulb area. remove screw and then pull the metal tab towards you. The complete light bulb assembly will slide up and out towards you. Replace bulb and reassemble microwave.

General Electric... | Answered on Mar 02, 2015

Is it a wall mounted microwave? If it's not, did you try another outlet?

General Electric... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

What kind of noise? Is it high speed fan? or rotating motor? Please describe!

General Electric... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

What was the point of running it empty?. Looks like you, as many users out there, never read instructions for any thing. No offence!
First let me explain what a MICROWAVE does, then you will understand the damaged you have caused to your unit.
A microwave is an electromagnetic wave (radiation) with a wavelength in the range 0.001 to 0.3 shorter than a radio wave but longer than an infrared. They are used in various scenarios; industrial processes, communications and heating.
When these waves enter the food or liquids they are absorbed by their molecules which turns into an increase of the temperature of the items exposed.
If nothing is exposed to absorb these microwaves, they will be reflecting in all the walls of the cooking chamber and eventually entering the grills (of the intake and exhaust vents) damaging the the electronic components exposed to these waves.
Hope that helps!


General Electric... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

Determining the cubic feet of any given appliance, Microwave, Oven, Freezer or Refrigerator is quite simple.
Follow these steps.

Open the door of your microwave and measure the length, width and height in inches of the interior cavity.
Multiply the length by the width by the height using a calculator to get the total in cubic inches.
Divide the cubic inches by 1,728, which is the volume of a cubic foot. The resulting number will be your microwave's measurement in cubic feet. You can also use an online conversion calculator to simplify matters

Hope that helps

General Electric... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

900.0 Watts,

General Electric... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

Doen t. Woorks

General Electric... | Answered on Jan 25, 2014

I assume your oven is electric and not gas? If so, consider replacing the fuses on the oven, which are located in the back. THese fuses are pretty cheap, just ask around at the hardware store. This should fix your problem.

General Electric... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013

I'd suggest you contact Matt Fadorsen at eM-Ka Ventures in Chesterland, Ohio. He just repaired my GE keypad on a Model JVM2070CH02 microwave (GE doesn't make just the membrane keypad available--you have to purchase the entire control panel ($548.00 through a local parts distributor). Matt's turnaround from the time I removed the keypad to the time I re-installed it was only 8 days--and it only cost me $100, which included the return shipping. I'm sold on Matt!

General Electric... | Answered on Jul 26, 2013

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