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i have a ge spacemaker that will not power on.the receptacle

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i have a ge spacemaker that will not power on.the receptacle works
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
They is a fuse behind the control panel. Remove the upper grill and then the screw in the top of the control panel. Then lift up on the control panel. You will see the fuse inside the microwave.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
its the small black fuse with two black wires?
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
Part 875392
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
mine is all black with a white stripe.and where can i get one of these
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
any other place too pick one up?they will take 9-12 days for shiping.lowes or home depot possible
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
You migh be able to by it at your local hardware store. Just bring the old one in with you.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
is this a fast or a slow burn fuse
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
I dont know. It is a 20 amp 110 volt fuse.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
this one is a 20amp 250v
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.

Thats right this one does have a 250v fuse in it

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the fuse is good i have voltage on both sides so now what
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
Check the voltage at the control board.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

if it is the blue,and the white and blue its 117.so is the board bad?

Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
Ok if you have voltage to the board and the display isnt on you have a bad control board.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i got the new board and still nothing works.is there a reset or something
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
Hi yaCustomer

Call this telephone number with your model number and they will ship it out NEXT DAY.

1-888-338-3790
open 8 AM - 12 AM
7 DAYS A WEEK
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
what will they send out ?
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
You were looking for the fuse were'nt you, when you said, the other place told you
they will take 9-12 days for shiping. They is a fuse behind the control panel. Remove the upper grill and then the screw in the top of the control panel. Then lift up on the control panel. You will see the fuse inside the microwave.

You can walk into Sears parts department with the model number and pick up any parts there too.Just bring the old one in with you

Edited by Neilwill on 12/11/2009 at 11:38 PM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i just got a new fuse and a board put in and nothing works
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
Okay.
I was only the guy recomending where to get the parts fast.The original expert that gave you your original diagoses expert was the Appliance man.

If you changed the control board and the fuse it should run.
Double check the wiring. If you still have no power there must be a burned wire or one that is not connected .
I'll repost your question but I think there is a wire off some where.



Edited by Neilwill on 12/12/2009 at 12:28 AM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
can you give me any advice
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
Usually custoemrs do not repair their own microwaves. Because they are dangerous even when a microwave is unplugged they hold a 25,000 volt charge that electocutes many a mand or technician all year long. They must be discharged by a profesional before he puts his hands in there. most sites refuse to give instructions on microwaves due to this death toll. No savings is worth a life.

If you changed the control board and the fuse it should run.
Double check the wiring. If you still have no power there must be a burned wire or one that is not connected .
I'll repost your question but I think there is a wire off some where.

Relisting


Edited by Neilwill on 12/12/2009 at 12:32 AM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
so if my buddy discharges it what else is there to do?he is an electrician
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
good luck
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
any other ideas
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
Are there lights on the keypad?
Or inside when you open it? If you have power now and the microwave does not heat you may have burnt out you magnetron tube. But to randomly swap parts is not good money spent. You most likely would have spent less knowing which part actually needed to be changed using a hands on tech.

There are so many things it can be. That you may never fix it your self. You need a tech with test methods.

It's ashame you spent money on parts.
If it is not just a fuse, or something simple I tell customers it's cheaper to replace a inexpensive microwave than invest in fixing them. What's needed is a hands on tech.
These are no home handy person fixes.I can't tell you from here, so I reposted the question for another expert.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
ok thanks if there is nothing else i can check,i would say junk it, i would think.unless any last ideas
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
Well, how old is this microwave?
More than 5 years old I would tend to agree with you when you say junk it.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
just 5 years old
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
I agree, I would not spend any more money on this unit.
Go for it.