• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php

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GE Microwave JVM3160RF4SS Fuse blowing - Possibly related to turntable


Nov 24, 2019
Model Number
1-5 years
I have a GE JVM3160RF4SS Microwave and the turntable started making some noises and the fuse blew a little after that noises started. I changed the fuse and it blows again after a few minutes. When I start a heating cycle and turn off the turntable immediately it doesn't affect the fuse and heats normally.

It seems like there is something related to the turntable that is blowing the fuse. Anyone have an idea of what might be causing the fuse to blow, possibly related to the turntable?

JVM3160 is the most annoying Microwave I worked on. GE tells you to replace the door, Switch holder & the Monitor switch...
But I have worked on 6 microwaves on the same model.
Replace the Monitor Switch, fuse, Switch holder === make sure it has some slack.... & solder control board.
My JVM3160RF2SS microwave trips the circuit breaker. I replaced the middle door switch, but I still have problems. The door seems very sensitive. Any door movement trips the circuit breaker. Any Suggestions?
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