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GE Spacemaker Problem

Model JVM1851 - Doesn't heat, gives an odor, buzzes. I'm a EE - can I fix it?

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  • cdtengler Sep 22, 2008

    we have power but it doesn't heat. there was a buzz sound that started and now there is no heat and no more buzz, everything else seems to work fine.

    any solutions?



    model number JVM1651WB004

  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    loud buzzing noise - other than that it seems to work fine

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Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for test help, but read the safety warnings first:
http://www.microtechfactoryservice.com/diode.html
http://www.microtechfactoryservice.com/mag_test.html
http://www.microtechfactoryservice.com/xformer.html


You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There
should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the
control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is
very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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It's very likely the high voltage transformer or the magnetron.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

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http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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