GE microwave troubleshooting

GE (General Electric), USA, is one of the world’s largest corporations with a full-range specialization. It is a manufacturer of many types of technical products and systems. It was established in the 1892. Throughout its activities, GE deals with the most urgent and pressing issues, including the most vital ones, relating to the household sphere. For instance, the company produces microwaves. The troubleshooting table below is intended for revealing of errors and subsequent repairs.

GE Spacemaker HVM1540 microwave troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CauseWhat to Do
Oven will not startA fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped.• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Power surge.• Unplug the microwave oven, then plug it back in.
Plug not fully inserted into wall outlet.• Make sure the 3-prong plug on the oven is fully inserted into wall outlet.
Door not securely closed.• Open the door and close securely.
Floor of the oven is warm, even when the oven has not been usedThe cooktop light is located below the oven floor. When the light is on, the heat it produces may make the oven floor get warm.• This is normal.
“LOC" appears on displayThe control has been locked.• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF for about 3 seconds to unlock the control.
Vent fan will not turn offThe vent fan automatically turns on to cool internal parts while the microwave is on.• The vent fan cannot be turned off while the microwave is operating.
This is normal. Wait for the microwave to turn off and the fan will either go off automatically or you will need to turn it off by pressing the Vent Fan pad after the microwave is off.
"BAD PROBE" appears on displayThe probe has not been completely inserted into the oven wall outlet.• Insert the probe properly into the oven wall oudet.
The probe is defective.• Replace the probe.
“PLEASE INSERT PROBE" appears on displayProbe has been forgotten or not inserted properly.• Insert the probe properly into the oven wall oudet
"SENSOR ERROR" appears on displayWhen using a Sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected.• Do not open door until steam is sensed and time is shown counting down on display.
Steam was not detected in maximum amount of time.• Use Time Cook to heat for more time.

GE Spacemaker 164 D20~PO19 microwave troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY
OVEN WILL NOT COME ON• A fuse in your home maybe blown or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Unplug your microwave oven, then plug it back in.
• Make sure 3-prong plug on oven is fully inserted into wall receptacle.
CONTROL PANEL LIGHTED, YET OVEN WILL NOT START. Door not securely closed.
• START must be touched after entering cooking selection.
. Another selection entered already in oven and CLEAR/OFF not touched to cancel it.
• Make sure you have entered cooking time after touching TIME COOK lor TIME COOK II.
• CLEAR/OFF was touched accidentally. Reset cooking program and touch START.
FOODS ARE EITHER OVERCOOKED OR UNDERCOOKED• Cooking times may vary because of starting food temperature, food density or amount of foods in oven. Touch TIME COOK I and additional cooking time for completion.
• Incorrect power level entered. Check cooking guide for recommended power level, or changing levels during cooking if necessary.
• Dish was not rotated, turned or stirred. Some dishes require specific instructions. Check cooking guide or recipe for instructions.
• Too many dishes in oven at same time. Cooking time must be increased when cooking more than one food item. Check cooking guide for recommendations on increasing time.
“EE EE” APPEARS ON DISPLAY• When using Clock, you have not entered a valid clock time.

GE PT970SMSS microwave troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Control panel on microwave oven will not operateYou forgot to press the Start/Pause pad. Door not securely closed.• Press the Start/Pause pad.
• Make sure the microwave oven door is closed.
Another function was pressed.• Press the Clear/Off pad twice to cancel it and begin again.
The Clear/Off pad was pressed accidentally.• Begin again.
Oven controls improperly set.• While using Time Defrost, numbers not entered after pressing the Auto Defrost pad.
"SENSOR ERROR" appears in the microwave oven displayDuring a sensor function the microwave oven door was opened too soon.• The microwave oven door should not be opened before the time begins to count down in the display.
Microwave oven light does not workLight bulb is loose or defective.• Call for sendee.
Foods overcooked or undercooked in the microwave ovenVarying density and amount of foods being cooked. Food not turned or stirred as called for in the recipe.• Varying density and amount sometimes require more cooking time.
• Turn or stir food and begin again.
Too many dishes in the oven at the same time.• Do not overload your microwave oven.
Food not thoroughly defrosted.• See the Using the microwave sensor features section.
Improper cookware or coverings being used.• See the Microwave safe cookware section of the Important Safety Instructions section.
Humidity or moisture in the oven will lessen the sensor cooking time.• Make sure the inside of the oven and the outside of the containers are dry.
Food not allowed to stand.• Some standing time is recommended for certain vegetables cooked with the Sensor Controls.
Lower oven temperature too hot or too coldOven thermostat needs adjustment.• See the Adjust the lower oven thermostat—Do it yourself! section.
Lower oven will not workA fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped.• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Oven controls improperly set• See the Using the lower oven section.
Lower oven will not self-cleanThe oven temperature is too high to set a self-dean operation• Allow the oven to cool and reset the controls.
The probe is plugged into the outlet in the oven.• Remove the probe from the oven.
Oven controls improperly set.• See the Using the self-cleaning lower oven section.
"Cracklingm or “popping " sound in the lower ovenThis is the sound of the metal heating and cooling during both the cooking and cleaning functions.• This is normal.
Excessive smoking in the lower oven during a clean cycleExcessive soil.• Press the Clear/Off pad. Open the windows to rid the room of smoke. Wait until the LOCKED light goes off. Wipe up the excess soil and reset the clean cycle.
Lower oven door will not open after a clean cycleOven too hot.• Allow the oven to cool below locking temperature.
Lower oven not clean after a clean cycleOven controls improperly set• See the Using the self-cleaning lower oven section.
Oven was heavily soiled.• Clean up heavy spillovers before starting the clean cycle. I Ieavily soiled ovens may need to self-clean again or for a longer period of time.
“LOCKED" flashes in the lower oven displayThe self-clean cycle has been selected but the door is not closed.• Close the oven door.
LOCKED light is on when you want to cook in the lower ovenThe oven door is locked because the temperature inside the oven has not dropped below the locking temperature.• Press the Clear/Off \)ad. Allow the oven to cool.
Lower oven light does not workLight bulb is loose or defective.• Tighten or replacc the bulb.
Pad operating light is broken.• Call for sendee.
“F— and a number or letter" flash in the lower oven displayYou have a function error code.• Press the Clear/Off pad. Allow the oven to cool for one hour. Put the oven back into operation.
If the function code repeats.• Disconnect all power to the cooking center for at least 30 seconds and then reconnect power. If the function error code repeats, call for service.
Display flashesPower failure.• Reset the lower oven clock.
Unable to get the lower oven display to show “SF"Oven control pads were not pressed properly.• The Bake and Broil Hi/Lo pads must be pressed at the same time and held for 3 seconds.
“Probe" appears in the lower oven displayThis is reminding you to enter a probe temperature after plugging in the probe.• Enter a probe temperature.
Power outage, clock flashesPower outage or surge.• Reset the clock. If the oven was in use, you must reset it by pressing the Clear/Off pad, setting the clock and resetting any cooking function.
Steam from the vent when using the lower ovenWhen using the convection feature, it is normal to see steam coming out of the oven vent. As the number of racks or amount of food being cooked increases, the amount of visible steam will increase.• This is normal.
“Burning"or "oily” odor emitting from oven vent when using the lower ovenThis is normal in a new oven and will disappear in time.• To speed the process, set a self-clean cycle for a minimum of 3 hours. See the Using the self-cleaning lower oven section.
Strong odor in the lower ovenAn odor from the insulation around the inside of the oven is normal for the first few times the oven is used.• This is temporary.
Fan noise when using the lower ovenA cooling fan or a convection fan (depending on the function you are using) may automatically turn on.• This is normal. The cooling fan will turn on to cool internal parts. It may run for up to 1-1/2 hours after the oven is turned off. The convection fan will cycle on and off until the function is over or the door is opened.

GE Profile Advantium SCA2000F microwave troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do/Explanation
There is no oven light on during microwave cookingThis is normal. The glass is too dark for a microwave light.• Press MICROWAVE/1 OVEN LIGHT button to light the oven for several seconds.
Light during a speedcook cycle dims and cycles on and off, even at full power levelsThis is normal.Power level has been automatically reduced because the oven is hot.• This is normal. The oven senses the heat level and adjusts automatically.
Light visible around the door and outer case while speedcookingThis is normal.• When the oven is on, light may be visible around the door and outer case.
Fan continues to run after cooking stopsThe oven is cooling.• The fan will automatically shut off when the internal parts of the oven have cooled.
Fan comes on automatically when oven not in useThis is normal.• If the cooktop gets too hot, the vent fan comes on.
Fan comes on automatically when using the microwaveThis is normal.• If the microwave is used after speedcook and the oven senses that it is too hot, the vent fan comes on to cool the oven.
The oven makes unusual sounds while cookingClicks and fans blowing are normal. The relay board is turning the components on and off.• These sounds are normal.
Smoke comes out of the oven when I open the doorFood is high in fat content. Aerosol spray used on the pans.• Smoke is normal when cooking high- fat foods. Use vegetable oil or olive oil on the meal itself instead of coating the entire pan.
Food is not fully cooked or browned at the end of a cooking programProgrammed times may not match the size or amount of food you are cooking.• Increase or decrease time for doneness or adjust the upper or lower lamps for browning; change the microwave power for doneness.
There may be grease build-up on the glass covers.• Clean the light covers with a scraper.
The display is blankThe clock display has been turned off.• Check the OPTIONS menu for clock display settings. Turn the display on.
“CONTROL IS LOCKED ” appears in displayThe control has been locked.• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF for about 3 seconds to unlock the control.
Control display is lighted yet oven will not startClock is not set.• Set the clock.
Door not securely closed.• Open the door and close securely.
START/PAUSE button not pressed after entering cooking selection.• Press START/PAUSE.
Another selection already entered in oven and CLEAR/OFF button not pressed to cancel it.• Press CLEAR/OFF.
CLEAR/OFF was pressed accidentally.• Reset cooking program and press START/PAUSE.
Food weight not entered after selecting DEFROST (AUTO).• Make sure you have entered food weight after selecting DEFROST (AUTO).
The door and inside of the oven feels hotThe heat lamps produce intense heat in a small space.• This is normal.
• Use oven mitts to remove food when when ready.
Floor of the oven is warm, even when the oven has not been usedThe cooktop light is located below the oven floor. When the light is on, the heat it produces may make the oven floor get warm.• This is normal.
Oven will not startA fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped.• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Power surge.• Unplug the oven, then plug it back in.
Plug not fully inserted into wall outlet.• Make sure the plug on the oven is fully inserted into wall outlet.

GE PNM1971SRSS microwave troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CauseWhat To Do
Oven will not startA fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped.• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Power surge.• Unplug the microwave oven, then plug it back in.
Plug not fully inserted into wall outlet• Make sure the 3-prong plug on the oven is fully inserted into wall outlet.
Door not securely closed.• Open the door and close securely.
Power Saver (Energy Saver) button not engaged.• Push the Power Saver (Energy Saver) button so it is pressed in.
Control panelDoor not securely closed.• Open the door and close securely.
lighted, yet oven will not startSTART/PAUSE button not pressed after entering cooking selection.• Press START/PAUSE.
Another selection entered already in oven and CANCEL/ OFF button not pressed to cancel it.• Press CANCEL/OFF.
Cooking time not entered after pressing TIME COOK• Make sure you have entered cooking time after pressing TIME COOK.
CANCEL/OFF was pressed accidentally.• Reset cooking program and press START/PAUSE.
Food weight not entered after selecting AUTO DEFROST or 1 lb QUICK DEFROST.• Make sure you have entered food weight after selecting AUTO DEFROST or FAST DEFROST.
Food type not entered after pressing AUTO COOK.• Make sure you have entered a food type.
CONTROL LOCKED appears on displayThe control has been locked.• Press and hold CANCEL/OFF for about 3 seconds to unlock the control.
Floor of the oven is warm even when the overn has not been usedThe cooktop light is located below the oven floor. When light is on, the heat it produces may make the oven floor get warm.• This is normal.
You hear an unusual low-tone beepYou have tried to change the power level when it is not allowed• Many of the oven's features are preset and cannot be changed.
Vent fan comes on automaticallyThe vent fan automatically turns on to protect the microwave if it senses too much heat rising from the cooktop below.• This is normal.
SENSOR ERROR appears on the displayWhen using a Sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected.• Do not open door until steam is sensed and time is shown counting down on the display.
Steam was not detected in a maxiumum amount of time.• Use Time Cook to heat for more time.

GE 164D2966P147 microwave troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSE
OVEN WILL NOT COME ON• A fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Unplug your microwave/convection oven, then plug it back in.
• Make sure 3-prong plug on oven is fully inserted into wall receptacle.
CONTROL PANEL LIGHTED, YET OVEN WILL NOT START• Door not securely closed.
• START pad must be touched after entering cooking selection.
• Another selection entered already in oven and CLEAR/OFF pad not touched to cancel it.
• Make sure you have entered cooking time or temperature after touching one of the cooking pads.
• CLEAR/OFF pad was touched accidentally. Reset cooking program and touch START pad.
• Temperature probe not inserted properly or not being used during Combination Roast or Temp Cook/Hold.
• Make sure you have entered a desired finished food temperature or oven temperature after setting temperature cooking programs.
• Make sure you have entered a code number after touching Sensor COOK.
“PRObE” APPEARS ON DISPLAY• Temperature probe is missing or not plugged in securely when using cooking functions that measure food temperature.
• Temperature probe is inserted for a program that does not use the probe.
“Error” APPEARS ON DISPLAY• During Cook, Reheat, Beverage or Popcorn program, the door was opened before steam could be detected, or steam was not detected in maximum time.
“HOT” APPEARS ON DISPLAY• This is normal when the temperature inside the oven is greater than 200 degrees and the door is opened.
• One of the sensor cooking pads was touched when the temperature inside the oven was greater than 200 degrees. These features will not operate when the oven is hot.
FLOOR OF THE OVEN IS WARM, EVEN WHEN THE OVEN HAS NOT BEEN USED• The cooktop lamp is located directly below the oven floor. When the lamp is on, the heat it produces makes the oven floor get warm. This is normal.

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