Question about GE JVM1440 Microwave Oven
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds to me like the magnatron has shorted out. i don't know of a way to test them unless you have some high dollar equipment. a continuity test prob wont tell you anything. what reading did you get on the cap when you tested it?
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
Fixed it. There was a back capacitor fuse (I believe that's what it's called) on the old magnetron. I removed it and put it on the new magnetron. The HV diode is on the big silver capacitor and very easy to replace. I just didn't see it. It was definitely the magnetron and I hope that this new one comes with a warranty for 5 more years.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
SOURCE: microwave runs but does not heat
With the symptoms you
have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier
diode or a bad magnetron, or a loose and possibly corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.
The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.
There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
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.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html (if it's not shorted, it's probably okay)
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
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Posted on Dec 17, 2008
you cannot check a microwave diode with just a mutli meter . you have to make a test jig take a 9 volt battery and a meter with dc volt scale set up the meter just like you would test a 9v battery .with me so far ? now remove one lead from the battery and insert the diode between the battery and the test lead .......take a reading . now reverse the diode take a reading ........ i just tested a diode before writeing this and this is what i got my battey volts where 9.2 v whith the diode inserted i got 7volts . reversing it i got .02 volts dc . a diode is a one way valve and mine is good because it passed curent only one way ...yours should be about the same ....... if you understand this please leave me 4 stars ! i even went out in the shop and tested a diode for you just to make sure my answer was correct
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
Remove 2 screws from front vent cover and removed vent cover
Remove one screw from top of display
Gentley push display panel up about 1/4 inch and tilt the top toward the front.
Disconnect 3 thin gauge molex connectors
Disconnect 1 heavey gauge connector
Remove screw from grounding wire at botton of display curcuit board
Remove display panel completely
Remove grill from above display area
To the left is a 2 x2 inch square board
Coil, capacitor and fuse block
Check fuse rating
Match fuse rating and replace
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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