• ** 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


JVM2070 Control Panel/Touchpad not working


Mar 7, 2019
Model Number
6-10 years
My GE microwave control panel/touchpad isn't working. The lights and fan work fine. It seems to be an intermittent problem such as moisture/steam from cooking knocking the unit out. I have seen on this forum and other forums, people complaining about the same thing. I also have read that it is a bad design with the Magnetron too close to the circuit board of control panel.

Currently, I opened it up and checked all the connections and even did the cleaning of the connections with a pencil eraser. Didn't fix it! Previously, I sent it out to a repair guy and he did fix it but he told me it would most probably happen again due to the moisture/steam issue since it is above an oven range. So, it was fixable without buying the expensive control panel from GE. I would hope someone knows how to fix it so I don't have to keep paying someone to fix it because it seems that they could just be cleaning the circuit board and/or control panel.

Any ideas?