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General Electric microwave model number JVM1851WH06 shuts down completely down at times.

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#1 Kittyclem

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:05 AM

Our microwave has started turning completely off--clock and all. There is nothing that can be done until it resets itself which can take a half hour or so. At that time I need to reset the clock and its good to go.

This seems to happen when the interior gets really hot as in cooking bacon. It does not happen when doing a quick defrost or reheat of already cooked food. Is there a thermostat or cooling fan that could be the cause? Getting ready to put the house on the market and don't want to replace it if we can avoid it. HELP!!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:25 AM

Bacon and popcorn are magnetron stressers, not enough mass to absorb the microwave energy. These small loads will shorten the life of the magnetron over time.

That being said, I would check for the proper operation of the cooling fan located behind the control panel. On some models, the fan blade has been known to slip on the motor shaft, allowing the magnetron to overheat.

Edited by Chat_in_RI, 12 February 2012 - 09:24 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:49 AM

OK, so how do I find the magnetron and test it? Also, how do I get into the control panel?? Think I read somewhere that there are recessed screws that allow the removal of the grate assembly above the door, is this the clue? Sorry to be so microwave illiterate.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

:woot:
be careful,
High voltage stored inside Microwave Capacitor,
even with the Microwave OFF and un-plugged from the Wall Outlet.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:56 AM

Will warn my husband to be careful if he decides to tackle this...40 years as a master electrician; so hopefully he'll be OK. Do need to know where it is and how to get to it though. Thanks for the warning.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

High-Voltage Capacitor # 75
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:51 AM

OK, we found the motor shaft and blade. Actually the blade wasn't even on the shaft -- it was loose inside. The shaft will go partway into the blade, but seems to be too big to snap into place. The blade, therefore will come right off again. Any suggestions out there?? Or are we missing something really obvious?





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