Microwave dead--no LEDs lit on front panel

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave

ModelJE1540GW02

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Steve From Redmond, WA

Nov 24, 2009

21 out of 27 people found this instruction helpful

Removed microwave from enclosure and removed cover, hoping it was as simple as a blown fuse. Found extremely helpful diagnostic sheet thoughtfully provided by manufacturer in an envelope affixed to top of cavity. Fuse was fine, but tracing the power feed into the machine revealed that the oven cavity thermostat was open--no continuity across it, and the diagnostic sheet indicated that it was non-resettable. Verified the issue by temporarily by-passing the blown thermostat to ascertain that the front panel display got power. It took longer to get the screws for the cover and enclosure back on than it did to replace the thermostat, once I received the replacement part. Microwave works just fine now, thanks!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Oven Cavity Thermal Cut Out

Part Number: PS1993849

$18.81
In Stock