Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Microwave turntable runs continuously

My GE JVM1540DM1WW over the range microwave is having issues.

The turn table runs continuously and the surface light and fan will not turn off once activated from the control panel.

Turning the breaker on and off resets the issue, but it resumes (tt turning) after first use. If we don't activate the fan or light from the control panel we don't have the issue (ie if the fan turns off because the stove is on, it will still turn off automatically). Also, unplugging the 10 pin connector from the smart board resets the issue but then it resumes after first use.

Where should I put my money? New smart board, new panel control, or something else?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • GE Master
  • 23,659 Answers

Door switch is my first option.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017

Ad

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
MicrowaveSvc
  • 9086 Answers

SOURCE: my microwave turntable is scrubing

The floor will have to be sanded smooth and clean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

I would then leave the door open to let it dry untouched overnight.

You didn't mention your oven's brand or model, but it may be that the wheels on the turntable support are worn or there may grease built up in the axles.

Or you may need a new turntable support.

If you need to order a new one, please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help point you to the proper distributor.

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

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9086 Answers

SOURCE: ge spacemakerxl microwave, jmv1850

Your primary interlock (bottom door switch) is bad, or its mount is loose or broken.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually 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.

It's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

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 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.

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.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

sonicboomele
  • 1557 Answers

SOURCE: I have a GE JVM1340WW02 spacemaker XL microwave.

not a fuse problem itsounds like its the ic controlon the front panel crt board

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

ercupa190
  • 12223 Answers

SOURCE: GE Microwave (JVM1860CD001) control board buzzes.

see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Magnetron If the microwave is loud or noisy only when cooking, the magnetron tube might be defective. The magnetron uses high voltage, high current DC power to generate the microwave frequency that cooks the food. Under normal circumstances the magnetron is nearly silent. However if it is damaged or nearly burned out it can begin emitting high pitched or growling noises. It's not normally dangerous to use a microwave oven when it makes these noises, but they are an indication that the magnetron is almost dead and will need to be replaced.
Exhaust Fan Motor If the microwave is loud when running the fan motor might be
Stirrer Motor If the microwave is loud or noisy the stirrer motor might be worn out. The stirrer is a metal blade which slowly turns around, deflecting the microwave energy in a random pattern inside the microwave oven. As the motor nears the end of its useful life it begins to make grinding noises. The microwave will not heat food evenly without this stirrer, the motor should be replaced.
Turntable Motor If the microwave is loud or noisy the turntable motor might be worn out. This is a common problem and relatively easy to replace.
10_11_2012_10_48_03_am.gif

Posted on Oct 11, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How to clean liquid under round grate oven base?


tip it toward the back and be prepared to wipe up a big mess

Apr 12, 2015 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

2 Answers

Turn table will not turn


I'd check to see if the turntable motor has continuity. If it does, check to see if 120 volts is being supplied to it. If both are o.k., then the motor has probably bound-up in some way internally. There's also the possibility that it has mechanically become detached from the hub that turns the glass tray.

May 06, 2014 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE microwave JVM1631 turn table not working. How to fix it?


The motor underneath the turntable may have failed. Removal of the access cover will expose the motor for continuity checking

Aug 17, 2013 | GE JVM1631 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Turn table will not trun


The turntable motor is defective and needs to be replaced.

Mar 05, 2011 | GE Profile Spacemaker Over-the-Range...

2 Answers

Intense squeaking noise


When microwave is running, turntable squeaking when rotating. Can problem be fixed? Microwave is about twelve years old.

Mar 07, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Sparks coming from underneath turntable.


check for black spot on support for turn table and floor of unit, sand them back to the metal serface and paint if cavity is not stainless steel, if turn table is not turning replace the motor as this could cause this issue as well.

Feb 04, 2010 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE Spacemaker XL 1800 - turntable issues


check capacitor and motor drive of turn table.

Jan 03, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

4 Answers

Magic Chef Over-Range Microwave Oven Model:MCO153UBF


The turn table and fan are connected in series with the bulb,as you have mentioned that you have replaced bulb,so please check again for any loose contact on bulb holder or bulb continuity again.

Aug 03, 2007 | Magic Chef CMV1000B Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven Logo

83 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9086 Answers

Devabhakthuni...
Devabhakthuni...

Level 2 Expert

225 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1179 Answers

Are you a GE Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...