• ** 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

    Jake

PVM9179SK1SS GE Microwave convection blows fuses

Funpete

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Raleigh, NC
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PVM9179SK1SS
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1-5 years
Hello, new here -

I am a Hotel Engineer with 140 GE Profile microwave-convection units less than 2 years old.

It seems every time the convection function is used. the TCO (thermal cutout) fuse blows.

They are not exterior vented, so set up with front venting.

Anyone have experience with this?
 

rickgburton

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This is the bottom TCO you're referring to? Does this happen with more than one machine? The TCO might open if the convection function gets used a lot and heats the bottom base but it shouldn't open as soon as the machine is turned on or when the convection is on.
 
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