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neustkg

GE Microwave power shutting down

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neustkg

Have a GE microwave model JVM6175DF1WW.  Over the last week, it's been resetting power randomly (where you have to reset clock), sometimes shutting down all the way.  When it shuts down, I unplug/replug and reset clock, if it powers up.  Today it shut down and would not turn back on (we could smell something burning this time).  I took the top vent off and removed the touch/control pad and disconnected/reconnected all the plugs and put everything back together, and it powered up again.  But after starting it up again, it ran for 3 seconds and shut off again.


For this microwave, I've replaced the front touchpad once (about 2 years ago), and the two front door switches just this summer.  Not sure if it is worth putting more money into it this time.  I may buy a Whirlpool this time.


But if the problem is cheap/easy, I may try once more.  Any ideas what to do/check or what the problem might be?  I have access to a multimeter, but won't be able to get it until tomorrow.

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Sounds like the power filter/fuse holder.

Unplug and test continuity through the cord to the board, and wiggle connectors to see. Where/if the connectors fail.

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