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yep good luck with this one

GE JVM1653... | Answered on Nov 03, 2017


Nov 22, 2007. I also had the 3 second shut off problem with my G/E 1650 MWO. Read all the above and tried them all. Finally I just took a 8" x 8" piece of Reynolds Wrap Aluminum foil and but it in an zip lock bag and placed it behind the control panel. It's been working for 2 weeks now. Just take out the 2 screws that hold the vent across the front right above the door. Next on the right side is one screw, take it out and then gently lift the control panel (panel with the buttons) about 1/2" and it will fold out and stay there. put the zip lock bag inside. Close it back up. I'd test it before replacing all the screws. You don't need to un-plug anything. Just don't stick your fingers on all the exposed parts...Mine works great now and didn't cost $0.10.

GE JVM1653... | Answered on Feb 27, 2017


Some control panels will malfunction if the unit is not grounded.

Additionally, one side of the high voltage supply to the magnetron is usually tied to the cabinet. So, if not grounded, you have a "floating" 4000 volts. It's possible this could be a dangerous situation if something else failed, such as the transformer.

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GE JVM1653... | Answered on May 06, 2016


If this is a new installation, or if this ove is new to you, the following may apply: on some ovens the vent fan can be flipped to either exhaust air out of the house, or re-circulate it. Could it be in the wrong position? You would have to take the oven down to determine this.

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GE JVM1653... | Answered on May 06, 2016


Take one fluorescent light-bulb -- not connected to anything -- and a darkened room. Start the microwave, and see if any emissions from it activate any of the fluorescent materials inside the light-bulb.

GE JVM1653... | Answered on Mar 16, 2014


In my case, it was a high voltage fuse that had burned. The reason for that is most likely a shorted diode ($3 ebay) or shorted capacitor ($12 ebay). They are easy to locate and cheap to replace. You will need to remove the cover and use a multimeter to find the faulty part.

GE JVM1653... | Answered on Jan 13, 2014


Can you hear the "whirl" of the fan? It is possible the fan is not turning & cooling the oven therefore it will shut down when it reaches a certain temperature. This could be caused by a supply fault to the fan or the fan motor, either way it would need to be tested by a qulified engineer.

GE JVM1653... | Answered on Nov 11, 2013


I have critical safety and disassembly info at my site, linked in my FixYa listing here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find handy exploded views and order the motor here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

GE JVM1653... | Answered on Jul 20, 2013


We would need to know the full model number from the tag in the cooking cavity or

elsewhere on the microwave, such as the door frame, controller frame, etc.

Please post a new help request with that and more detailed symptoms.

GE JVM1653... | Answered on Apr 16, 2013


The power supply is overheating and needs to be checked asp, this is a fire hazart and a safety issue.

GE JVM1653... | Answered on May 19, 2012


Unplug microwave, remove top, follow wiring from the keypad area to the circuit board, look for a silver rectangular high voltage capacitor, discharge across the two points, and near by look for a small fuse clipped in, pop it out and replace with same current rating. If fuse blows! one or two door switches are probably bad and will need to be replaced.

GE JVM1653... | Answered on Mar 18, 2012


You directed this question at me, but unfortunately this isn't my expertise and I am unable to provide you with a real solution at this time.

Hopefully one of other experts will be able to provide you with a real solution.

Thank you for using FixYa.

GE JVM1653... | Answered on Feb 06, 2012


There is usually a 125V, 20 AMP line fuse inside most microwave ovens. It will be mounted somewhere at the point where the power cord enters the back of the unit, in line with the power cord, or on a small circuit card called a line filter. Unfortunately, you will need to uninstall the oven (if this is an over the range model), UNPLUG it and remove the exterior case to access. The case comes off in various ways depending on manufacturer and model. Parts are available at any of the following websites: searspartsdirect.com pcappliancerepair.com appliancepartspros.com repairclinic.com The first three sites include illustrated parts listings that can help you locate and properly identify any parts you may need. The microwave oven may also equipped with various thermostats that (if blown) can cause similar symptoms to that of a blown line fuse. So, if the line fuse is NOT blown, you may want to check all the thermostats to see if they are still good. You will need to remove each one and measure across the terminals with a multimeter. A good reading is 0 ohms. NOTE: The thermostats typically will trip if the oven cavity has been overheated. Cooking items that are high heat producers such as popcorn or baked potatoes in rapid succession can often cause this problem. Allowing the oven cavity to cool a few minutes with the door open between cooking can prevent this from occurring.


If the line fuse is blown, you can usually purchase a box of fuses at a hardware store for just a little more than what the manufacturer charges for a single fuse. 125V, 20AMP Ceramic Slow Blow fuses are recommended.

If you have any questions, or need additional assistance troubleshooting, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

NOTE: Make sure you take any resistance readings with the microwave UNPLUGGED and the component under test isolated (removed) from the circuit. These ovens can still blow a fuse by simply sitting idle. This can occur from any power fluctuations, brown outs, voltage spikes, etc. Or, it could be the symptom of a component that may have failed. If you find the internal fuse blown and replace it, only to have it blow again, you have a more significant problem than a simple blown fuse.

GE JVM1653... | Answered on May 31, 2011

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