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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Zap, Feb 15, 2004.

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  1. Zap

    Zap Guest


    I would be most appreciative if someone could help me fix the safety
    lockout on a GE Microwave/Convection oven. The model is J VM290WV 001.

    The problem I encounter is that the microwave will light up and the time
    will even count down, but the fan does not start, nor is it cooking the
    food, so it appears that for some reason only half of the interlock is
    working when the door is closed. If you gently pull the door just a bit,
    things kick in and the microwave works. I am guessing the interlock switch
    is faulty, or there is something in that circuit that is amiss. Any help
    with part numbers and how to get inside are much appreciated!

  2. David

    David Guest has a section on microwave ovens. Pay extra special
    attention to the SAFETY issues as a microwave oven opened up is one
    appliance that can KILL you, even when unplugged if the capacitor has a
    charge left on it.

  3. And since it sounds like you can fiddle with the door and get it to kick
    in, either one or more interlock switches are defective or something is
    out of alignment or come loose.

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