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Tried the ribbon re-insert, didn't work. Tried the door wiggle, it worked. The turned it off. When I tried to test the vent fan, it won't work again, even after I did another door wiggle. Any advice?
If this is a standard plug & recepticle check that terminals on the recepticle are tightend down firmly, if it is hard wired from a junction box check wire nuts behind cover.
Posted on Feb 22, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It may be a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel, such as a sticky relay.
I would suspect a sticky relay first, but the door switches should be checked.
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
If you need your control panel assembly (smart board) repaired, we do that for $39.95 nationwide.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
You are correct the fan motor is either stuck or needs replaced.
There is no way to do this without removing the entire microwave. In case your not familiar with how microwaves work, there is a capacitor that is very large inside and can hold a charge even after it is unplugged for up to 24 hours, please take action to prevent getting shocked.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
When the unit begins the never ending opening and closing cycle, turn the vent fan on for a few seconds and then turn the fan off. This seems to stop the active vent from opening and closing. If this is GE quality, this is the last thing that I am going to purchase. GE refrigerators are garbage and now I am having problems with a new microwave oven.
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
You have a failed
If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.
You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.
I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites. There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
If you would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs nationwide.
But please note that for some GE models, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so you would have to order the control panel frame assembly which comes with a new keypad.
In this case, you simply move your circuit board into the new frame. That is a simple do-it-yourself job.
Either way, we can let you know what your options and costs would be and send you other helpful info.
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.
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Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
Posted on May 04, 2010
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Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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It sounds like you may have an intermittent door switch or loose door switch mount.
Does it work differently when you wiggle the door?
At our site, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information.
See our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
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