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jennieleighjones 07-25-2012 01:00 PM

Microwave Flipping Breaker
Eery time I open the microwave door, my breaker flips.

Simon / APP Team 07-25-2012 03:21 PM


Check if your microwave is plugged in to GFI outlet.
Plug it in to a regular one.

Post the results.


jennieleighjones 07-25-2012 03:44 PM

hi there. thank you for your response. but yes. its plugged into gfi ... actually a DEDICATED outlet that is gfi. been there for 6 years ... just TODAY started flipping breaker when i open door.

wondering if its the "light" flipping it when i open the door? if so, what part would i replace? the light bulb? or door assembly? etc?

Simon / APP Team 07-25-2012 04:36 PM


Try non GFI outlet first.


jennieleighjones 07-25-2012 05:15 PM

Hi Simon. I've moved it to a non-GFI outlet and once again - when i opened the door to the microwave - it flipped the breaker.
If I close the door, turn the breaker back on, and use the microwave ... it works fine UNTIL i open the door again. (Which is each time I want to remove or add to the dish just cooked. :) )

Simon / APP Team 07-25-2012 06:13 PM


Remove the cover and check the performance of the door interlock and monitor switches.

Here are the breakdown diagrams and Replacement parts for General Electric JES1142SJ04 Counter top microwave |


Thank you.


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