20 Most Recent GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven Questions & Answers


I INSTALLED IT. wHEN i PLUGGED IT IN, THEH FAN STARTD RUNNING AND IT WON ...... won a prize perhaps .....

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on May 11, 2019


To mrotu47182 and MaryGur - you may very well have different problems!

TO mrotu47182:

Chances are the magnetron overheated, blowing the "magnetron thermal cutout".

If you or someone you know decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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To MaryGur:

Your problem may be a bad keypad, but the first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

If that doesn't fix it, you may have a bad keypad, assuming that your unit's display is on, but it won't respond to any key presses.

Is this your symptom?

If you or someone you know decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

If you'd rather have us fix it for you, we do that for $39.95 plus parts and you can visit us via our link here on Fixya http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Jan 05, 2019


If you open door and look at upper edge of cabinet it should be there.

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Apr 28, 2018


Might be the power controller but equally might be the eht diode, transformer or capacitor or the magnetron itself. If you have the experience you can test for mains output from the power controller to the transformer but checking the eht circuit is best left to the experts as getting it wrong can be fatal.

You will find plenty of information about this on youtube and other question/answer sites. Try an internet search...

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018


I would save BUY another , better quality one

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Feb 20, 2018


The fuse is located inside.

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Feb 06, 2018


No, unfortunately the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part on this model.

You would have to order the control panel frame, which comes with a new keypad already installed.

The part number is WB07X10883 and you can get it for $86.82 here.

In this case, you simply move your circuit board into the new frame. That is a simple do-it-yourself job.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Then you unplug the keypad (as per the photo below) and move the circuit board into your frame.

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Some connectors on the relays may have a lock:

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We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Jan 20, 2018


There are three microswitches
When checking a microwave oven that seems to operate properly yet does not heat first check for 110VAC at the primary of the large transformer.

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017


Your ventilation seals may be aging, but they have nothing to do with microwave energy leakage, (And microwave energy is not ionizing radiation anyway, so it does not cause cellular mutation or cancer)

You should check your grease filters (if you are venting to the outside) or your charcoal filter (if recirculating).

If you are venting outside, check your outside vent flap for proper operation, and check your outlet and ductwork for a bird's nest or mouse nest, etc.

If you have other questions, feel free to contact me directly, because FixYa doesn't always notify us when there are follow-ups.

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GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Dec 10, 2017


Turn off the power before starting this process. If the oven is dead, the fuse is probably blown. Remove the two screws that hold the touch pad and control board in place to access the fuse. Once inside, look towards the back and follow the power cord that enters the rear of the microwave to the fuse. It should be a 15 amp ceramic fuse.

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017


Hello :

It could be a problem with the power transformer or the power PCB . Or it could be just a fuse . You need to check first . If it's the fuse , then that will be easy to solve , you need only to replace it with new one . But if the problem is with the transformer or with the PCB , you need to take your microwave to the service for repairing .

CAUTION: A microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. I strongly recommend you seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair .

good luck .

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GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Nov 15, 2017


go to this link and you might see how to stop it from beeping.. microwave keeps on beeping after use it Google Search

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Oct 28, 2017


I was not aware you could turn off the display, maybe it is just a bad display and you need to replace the board??!!
Ive been repairing Microwaves for 37 years. i do not remember seeing one where you could just turn off the display.

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Oct 26, 2017


Power being interuppted could be anything from a bad fuse , bad fuse holder, bad solder connections on the main board. Bad breaker in your panel. Start by plugging it into an outlet you know is on a different breaker than the on it is on now. See if it does the same thing. If it works ok, then problem with power to the other outlet. If it does the same thing problem inside of unit. PF is Power Failure, now we have to figure out why.

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Oct 16, 2017


I can only toss you some ideas, but likely but not always, you might have what are called security screws holding the cover on the microwave - they typically have a little pin in the center and you need to buy a special tip to remove the screws including any on the side - then pull and slide the cover off the microwave - Needless to say with the power unplugged!
Then you should take a close look even with a magnifying glass, at any of your connections - many are spade connectors pushed onto flat blade-like pins - you may find that you have an over-heated one, or a loose one. If it is overheated, you will have to cut off the bad connector, get a new one wherever, strip the wire(s) back and crimp on the new one. If the connector is simply loose, take a pair of needle nose pliers and close up the connector so that it goes back on tightly.
Now this is where you need to (sorry to swear), but use common sense - plug in your microwave with the cover off, and try you touchpad to test whatever repair you did - If it is fixed, then unplug and put the cover back on and back to Zip-Zap and Ding Suppers
Eric

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Oct 14, 2017


The control panel module is different from the membrane. Unfortunately these modules themselves are usually very expensive, perhaps 1/2 the cost of a new microwave.

Sorry.

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


Most or the ones I have seen just sort of lay in there at a bout a 45 degree angle. I can t say i have really ever seen one " snap" in place

GE Spacemaker... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017

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