Hi, I have a GE JE1540 microwave which has gone bad (sometimes does not start, sometimes fan keeps on after opening). I have trying to find a replacement with exactly same dimensions since this one is fitted in a frame. I tried a Kenmore, but it was just a tad higher, which made me return it.
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Keep your oven unplugged until you contact GE. Some of their units were having problems and were starting on their own later after the owner had left, causing a fire. Not saying that is the problem, but to be safe, please contact them and Keep it Unplugged until you do.
Called GE Customer Service (thanks MicrowaveSvc), as they were very helpful. The replacement microwave (GE) is: JEB1860DMWW with new trim kit: JX2030DMWW. This are P/N for white, I am sure they have something for other than white. Total job took me about 5 hours (self install, moderate ability), where the final 1 to 1.5 hours was working on the final trim kit install. Couple of notes. This oven is about 6 to 8 inches deeper. The kit wanted about 1.5 inches more horizontal space than my original install, but I made it work. I had to shimmy the vertical space by 1 inch. Good Luck!!!
This is usually an indication that the magnetron has gone bad, or something in the high voltage network controls the magnetron. Any one of the following components could be at fault:
2. High Voltage Transformer
3. High Voltage Diode
4. Magnetron Thermal Cut-out
5. High Voltage Capacitor
6. Interconnecting wiring
I do not advocate taking any voltage measurements inside the High Voltage section of a microwave since the voltages can be as much as 14,000 volts or higher. If you are savvy enough to attempt yourself, WITH THE MICROWAVE UNPLUGGED, you will need to disassemble the unit to get to the high voltage section and take resistance readings. The magnetron or diode are likely suspects. If the magnetron or the transformer are bad, the repair costs can meet or exceed the price of the oven. Let me know if you need further assistance.
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If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
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