Question about Microwave Ovens
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.
is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch
mount (which are pretty simple problems to fix).
Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.
The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.
Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
There may 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.
If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type from us for $5 postpaid.
If you still want to replace it, you can contact GE with your model number and they can probably tell you which model will be a "drop-in" replacement.
GE Customer Service is here.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
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