Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
I have read that this could be the Asm-magnetron (GE Part Number: AP3860541) and/or the H.v. transformer (GE Part Number: AP3860593). What I am looking for an answer to is the testing method recomended in determining the item that is bad. Many Thanks !
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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
SOURCE: burned magnetron antenna
The average multimeter does not output enough voltage to forward bias a
high voltage diode, so it will seem to read open. This is normal.
It still may need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.
GE had a campaign (but not a recall, mind you!) covering several models.
Details are in their bulletin at http://184.108.40.206/mwd/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf
The parts kit (that GE used to pay for) is part # WB27X10489 and is shown in the photo below.
If you or a friend 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: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Chances are GE won't cover any of this, but just in case you want to contact them, GE Customer Service is at http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/
We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Jan 20, 2008
I have a JVM1630WB004 Spacesaver, about 8 years old. Following the advice here, I contacted GE and was successful in getting them to ship me the WB27X10489 repair kit directly to my home, free. When I pulled the old magnetron, it looked exactly like the pictures here. The end antenna cap was completely burned away, with obvious keating and discoloration of the waveguide near the antenna cap. I brushed and vacuumed the interior of the waveguide to remove any debris and installed the three parts in the kit. The repair worked perfectly! The oven seems to heat about 33% better than immediately before it failed. I am a bit concerned about the burned waveguide, but figured as long as the metal was not perforated, it should be fine.
Posted on Apr 15, 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
there should be 4 screws holding it in.. and one plastic connector with 2 wires in it that are plugged onto the mag..
the seal would be the gold colored mesh around the antenna of the mag. when you take the microwave down you would take the cover off and if looking at it from the back you would look towards the right side and there should be a thermostat there that may have started to burn up. if it is replace it and the wires.. the mag you just unscrew remove and install the new mag.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
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