Microwave (over range) stopped working

Old 01-01-22, 02:17 PM
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Microwave (over range) stopped working

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About 2 months ago, the fan would still run with the door open. Microwave was off, just fan running. Seemed to cook just fine. Thought maybe door switch stuck? However, a few times when I opened the door before cycle over (instead of pressing pause) the circuit would trip. Iíve always done this.

A week ago, microwave stopped working. Fan would run and timer would count down, but food not heating. I can hear that it is only the fan. I then played around with it, trying time cook, starting/pausing, opening closing door, etc, and it started working again after 5 minutes. Worked for a week and now itís not, for about 5 days now. Not sure if itís worth trying to replace switches. If I do, can this be done without removing microwave?


Old 01-02-22, 06:24 AM
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At 13 years old and with that type of trouble, buy a new one.
Old 01-02-22, 10:40 AM
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At this point it would require switch replacement but it's not the switches themselves that cause the problem. It's the plastic assembly where the switches mount. It gets worn and cracks and the switches go out of alignment. It's been an ongoing problem with GE microwaves.

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