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ge microwave jkp85woa2ww turntable will not turn and microwave

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ge microwave jkp85woa2ww turntable will not turn and microwave does not heat food after already replacing upper door switch and magnetron. once I restored power to the unit, the microwave screen displayed "RESET". Is there a reset process that is necessary? if so, what is it?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 3 years ago.
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This is a common issue on that unit. You need a new control board. GE had a lot of issues with them going out and displaying "Reset". Replace the board and everything will work again just fine. Here is a link to the part. Just copy and paste the link below into your address bar.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I require time to perform the suggested coarse of action. Thank you.

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 3 years ago.
Ok no problem
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Purchased the new control board, powered the unit off and replaced the control board. Upon powering the unit back on the display read RESET again. After setting the time, I placed a cup of cool water in the microwave and started it for a 3 minute cycle. The turntable did not turn and the microwave did not heat the water. What do you suppose is wrong now?

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 3 years ago.
Does it seem like the internal fan is running.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
There is a fan that runs, apparently exhausting air from the cooking chamber.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Are you still working to recommend further actions to me?

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 3 years ago.
There could be an issue with a thermal fuse. Have you checked all the thermal fuses for continuity in the unit?

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