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Old 08-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #31
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Okay, here's the latest. Yesterday, I received (2) control boards and a magnetron via FedEx. Clearly, the GE Tech doesn't have a lot of confidence in the quality of the GE control boards if he ordered two. We'll see what happens Monday.

Would not surprise me if GE knows of the issue, bad control boards, so they sent 2.

Good luck!

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verrrry in ter es ting....but, not verrry funny (quote from old TV show called Laff In)

just interested in the outcome
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They kind of have me between a rock and a hard place. Even if I asked them for a replacement, very few, if any, exist because this particular model (36" width) has been discontinued for sometime. In fact, I was very lucky to find a new one still hanging around.

At this point, I hope they can repair it. I'm also very interested to find out what the problem is.
Know what you mean! I have a 40" space that had an oven/slide-out cooktop that looked like it came from the Jestsons. Got a real shock when I had to replace it. Found only 2 electric 40" ranges - and actually they really looked to be the same with just a slight variation in the oven window.

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verrrry in ter es ting....but, not verrry funny (quote from old TV show called Laff In)

just interested in the outcome
Know this doesn't help solve the problem- but Arte Johnson is 84 years old now! Can' t believe it. It's a b@&^% getting old. lol
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Okay, here's the latest. This morning the GE Tech installed another control board. The display came to life, but there was no heat. He then checked the fuse, which had blown. Replaced the fuse, powered on the microwave and once again the control board blew.

Upon further examination, he discovered a wire on the right side that was exposed. Apparently, the wire had been sandwiched between two pieces of metal which caused the short. Look closely at the red wire in the lower left part of the image below. Thankfully, he had the foresight to order a second board. He repaired the cut wire with electrical tape, installed the second control panel and everything seems to be working fine now.

All this damage and expense over a simple manufacturing error. I wonder if it was built with illegal workers.
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Wonder what the GE tech had planned if he had run out of boards? lol

Good news! All's well that ends well!

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