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239525-1-S-GE-WB27X10388        -Line Fuse
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Line Fuse

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PartSelect Number PS239525
Manufacturer Part Number WB27X10388
Manufactured by GE

This ceramic microwave fuse is just over an inch in length. It is white in the center, and metal on both ends. This is a 20-amp fuse, and is used to power your microwave. If the touch pad on the microwave becomes unresponsive, the microwave produces little to no heat, or the appliance simply does not turn on, it could mean that your fuse is at fault and needs to be replaced. Because this part contains an electrical charge, remember to disconnect power to the microwave unit before you begin this repair. NOTE: Before you start this repair, ensure that the microwave is unplugged, and the capacitor is discharged. A capacitor stores large amounts of electricity even after your microwave is unplugged.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Kenmore, Hotpoint.

This part works with the following products: Microwave, Microwave Oven Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat.
  • Won’t turn on.
  • Touchpad does not respond.

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Question:

Is a reg fuse the same as a appliance fuse

TIM for model number JVM1630WB007
Answer:

Hello Tim, that is a great question. We recommend using the proper fuse for your model based on what the manufacturer has listed for it to avoid any potential issues. We hope this helps!

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Question:

I changed 2 fuses and it still does not go on any other suggestion

JULIET for model number jvm1870sk04
Answer:

Hello Juliet, thank you for contacting us. It could be the door switches, if they are faulty they would prevent the microwave from turning on. Hope this helps!

1 person found this helpful.

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Question:

How do you replace the line fuse? How do you discharge the capacitor before you replace the line fuse?

Bill for model number JVM3160RFSS
Answer:

Hello Bill, Thank you for your questions. Before doing any work on your microwave you would need to discharge the capacitor as it can be very dangerous. First you must unplug the unit, then if the capacitor is removable from the unit take take it out to prevent possible damage to the components of the microwave. Then ouch a device to the capacitor leads for several seconds. Doing this will provide a path for the electricity to go and discharge the capacitor. You can use a test light or light bulb. Once that is done replacing the line fuse is very easy as it just pops in and our like the older style glass car fuses. I hope this helps.

Question:

If the line fuse (ps239525 GE wb27x10388) is bad, will the touchpad number screen still light up (even though unresponsive)?

Peter Martinez for model number JVM2070SK02
Answer:

Hi Peter, Thank you for your inquiry. If your touchpad is not responding, the line fuse does fix the issue 80% of the time. Some other parts you may have to check as well are the secondary door switch, the key module and the filters. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Parts Used:
  • Line Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Kim from Cliffside Park, NJ

Microwave completely stopped working

Turned out the issue was easily solved by replacing a single, inexpensive fuse.

First off, UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE.

The fuse is located under the plastic grill at the top of the microwave. It's held on by two screws. Once you've removed the screws and taken off the plastic grill, you go to the right side of the microwave and remove another screw that holds a small metal grill in place. Removing the small metal grill is probably the toughest part of this repair. You kind of have to rock it back and forth a bit to get it to release. Once that's off, you can get to the fuse. I removed the burnt out one with a pair of needle nose pliers. I also put a small piece of cardboard under the fuse when I did this so I didn't accidentally drop it into the innards of the microwave. I did the same thing when I replaced the new fuse. I then plugged the appliance back in and made sure it worked. Once that was confirmed, I replaced both grills.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Steven from Manassas, VA

Microwave not heating

Rmovd top vent screen. Removed control panel. Removed fuse cover panel. Replaced fuse. Removed housing of door switches. Removd wiring from door switches and and removed door switches from housing. Replaced with new switches and re-connectd wiring. Re-attached panels.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jacob from Brewster, NY

Some smuck put a metal object in company microwave

found fuse blown and heat damage to TCO sensor.

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Parts Used:
  • Line Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Ralph from Brandon, FL

I diagnosed the problem incorrectly: Based on a previous repair.

The old fuse is perfectly good. The new ones arrived within a day.

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Parts Used:
  • Line Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: charles from SARASOTA, FL

Touch pad failed to respond to any programming effort

Went to onlin source, found a couple youtube videos then went to the GE site which had a not-too-easy that find trouble shooting guide. It was extremely helpful as it described a fuse as a fix 80% of the time for touch paid failure. I really didn't believe it would b a fuse, but it was the cheapest fix, $8. I got the fuse and was surprised to fine there are two of them on this model. I took a guess and replaced the top one ( neither fuse was black or burned to indicate a failure but the top one was a bit mor greyish). put it all back together and it works fine.

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Parts Used:
  • Line Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Carolyn from ARMONK, NY

Appliance stopped working -- no readout on screen

1. turned off electricity -- unplugged the unit 2. removed 3 screws on top of top vent, removed vent screen then I located the little white cylindrical fuse and popped it out with a table knife. Then I popped in the new fuse. Replaced the vent screen and screws -- plugged in the appliance and it is working again.

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Parts Used:
  • Line Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Clement from HOMOSASSA, FL

Microwave went totally dark

Replaced the fuse but the new fuse blew immediately. Decided to replace whole unit.

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