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JVM3160RF4SS Fuse blowing - Possibly related to turntable

JacobJ

Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
1
Location
UT
Model Number
JVM3160RF4SS
Brand
GE
Age
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?

Thanks!
 

Seap1970

Premium Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2016
Messages
53
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
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.
 
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