Repairing a GE microwave begins with performing a soft reset followed by a hard reset. If the machine fails to work when the power is on, check if the fuse is intact. It is prudent to troubleshoot in order to know the source of the malfunction. Some of the common problems that need repair include unresponsive buttons, failure to power on, and erratic behavior of the machine.Continue Reading
Problems associated with the malfunctioning of the machine controller include unresponsive buttons, blank display, touchpad malfunctioning and failure of the stat button to function. Another symptom of controller malfunctioning is the microwave starting by itself when the door is shut. To solve this problem, unplug the machine to perform a hard reset.
Sometimes the microwave that has been recently repaired can fail to power up. Such a problem happens because of the failure of the interlocking screw to engage fully. To repair this problem, check the screws on the top, back and sides of the machine, and ensure the screws function.
Mechanical problems cause erratic behavior in microwaves. Most machines that do not have a rotating tray encounter this problem. To repair this problem, unclip the plastic cover found above the oven cavity, and check for broken or worn parts. If the problem persists, use a microwave power indicator to check for other problems.
Mounting a GE microwave oven into a cabinet requires a mounting kit sold by GE that is designed for the model. Not all GE countertop microwave ovens can be mounted in a cabinet, so it is important to make sure that a given microwave has a compatible trim kit.Full Answer >
As of February 2015, GE does not make a microwave that is specifically designed to be mounted under a cabinet. However, some of their compact and subcompact countertop microwave models can be mounted underneath cabinets with a mounting kit.Full Answer >
To troubleshoot a GE microwave without an owner's manual, begin by checking the electrical cords for frays or tears and test the outlet or circuit breaker. The safety interlocking screws on the microwave should be checked and the parts inside the plastic cover should be checked for damage.Full Answer >
The rear panel of most GE microwaves can be removed by following a model-specific assembly schematic. In some models, the rear panel is a fixed part of the appliance frame and cannot be removed. However, the relevant schematic can still be used to access all removable parts in the machine.Full Answer >