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My GE space maker II microwave (only 3 yrs old) does not

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power up. Blown fuse...
My GE space maker II microwave (only 3 yrs old) does not power up. Blown fuse. Can u send directions on fuse replacement?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: 3years old. Space maker II
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Y
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Nope. I am an electrical engineer. Instructions for fuse replacement, please.
Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago

May I please have your model number so I am able to provide you with accurate, model specific information? The tag is around the oven opening once the door is opened.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
JEM31SF01
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago

Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thank you!

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago

See diagram at the link below. Remove the number 18 cabinet (screws out of back and bottom edge, slide cover back and lift off). Fuse is at the top, just above the control, shown as number 1 in the diagram. It is a 15 amp ceramic microwave fuse.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Confirmed that 15a fuse blown. Will replace after trip to hardware store and get nack to you with result. Thx.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago

Nice work!

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Humm... Either the fuse I bought was broken or it blew right away without any indication of initial power, noise or anything. I wish I had tested the new fuse first. Any ideas?
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago

That would usually only happen if the monitor switch in the door switch assembly was shorted, number 22. Did you get a microwave fuse, ceramic and not glass?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ceramic, identical to old guse
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago

Okay, so either the fuse was broken to begin with or the monitor switch is faulty. I would replace that switch and the fuse.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I would have simply purchased a new mw but could not fine one of same dimensionto fill hole above oven.The transformer looks a little crusty. Maybe that's the issue.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago

It would not blow the fuse until you start a cook cycle. If it blows before starting, it is that monitor switch.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
What is the cost of a monitor switch? Where do I get one? How difficult to repair?
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago

The link below is to the part you will need. It snaps into place along the door switch bracket. The wires will just unplug. It is different from the other two switches, so you really can't get it mixed up.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
OK. Ordered the part. Sure hope it fixed the problem!
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 5 months ago

Should be good to go soon!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The part arrived. Its called a "lever switch" but is is merely a small piece of white plastic. There are no wires associated with it. I can send a photo (if this app allows me to), but I'm not sure this is the right part.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I do not have the microwave oven with me to look inside -- but will get it tomorrow or Sat to work on again. But I'm not convinced that the piece of plastic that arrived will help.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 4 months ago

It won't if it is not a micro switch. The part number in the model lookup must be incorrect. I will call GE to verify that part number.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Nope. Its not a microswitch.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 4 months ago

On hold with GE right now. Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thank you!

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 4 months ago

The part number you need is below. You can find a generic switch like that at Radio Shack or other electronic store if you have one nearby.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Will GE credit me for sending (and billing) me the wrong part ordered previously? Unless you are confident this will fix the problem, probably should not invest too much more. How can a stuck open (or stuck closed) switch account for the blown fuse?
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 4 months ago

That switch is designed to blow the fuse if the other door switches are closed when that one is closed. It prevents the microwave from operating with the door open.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
OK so your theory is that the switch is stuck in a position indicating an open door condition. Shouldn't that have simply prevented the MW from being powered on ? A correctly operating MW won't operate with the door open -- but it doesn't blow a fuse either. Not sure I get it.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 4 months ago

The other two switches have to be closed for the microwave to run while this one has to be open. If the monitor switch is closed at the same time the other ones are, it blows the fuse. It is a fail safe switch.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
this is a common way microwave ovens break?
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 4 months ago

Yes, the door switches fail regularly.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. Ordered part. What do I do about the wrong part that was delivered? Refund?
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 4 months ago

You can send it back to the place you bought it I would imagine.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
STILLwaiting for new part to be delivered!
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
VERY unhappy. I see charges of $5, $31 and $26.80 on my credit card and NOTHING has been fixed!!! You gave me the wrong part number initially (which I also paid for) and the part I need has not yet even even been sent to me. I did NOT agree to pay anything to you beyond the initial $5 until the microwave was fixed. I am VERY unhappy
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