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Old 06-25-2009, 05:49 AM
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Model Number: jvm1850wd001   Brand: GE   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I was reheating coffee when the microwave caught fire!. I unplugged it, cleaned the mess. The fire was located on the right hand inside panel, on the rack holder. When I plugged it in, the unit works continuously, lights on and it looks like a thunder storm inside, even with the door open it does not stop. is it possible to repair this? can I disable the microwave and continue using the fan and the lights? thank you for your help.


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Remove the top grill and open the control panel. Check all door switches and inspect the control board for a burned spots. Post the results.

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Thanks for your prompt reply!. I removed the grill and check the board. There's a burn spot on the board nothing big just a small spot on the conector CN08 SENSOR, everything else looks OK.
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Possible the gas sensor (#62 on the diagram) is damaged as well as the control board.

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Thank you.
I think it would be better just to buy a new one. One last question, is it difficult to install this type of microwave?, the guy at the store is charging $200. Is it something I can do myself?
Thanks again.
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A new microwave comes with the installation instructions. If you know how to handle a simple hand tools and you have a good drill then you can do it.

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