Question about GE Microwave Ovens
You may either have a short or another electrical problem. You might have to get it checked up in a shop to see if the heating element inside the microwave is faulty and if it is, you might need a new element or some electrical things inside to get fixed. If it is a short, it might have overheated the circuit board that controls the heating element to stop working, only allowing the light to come on when activated.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
If your microwave oven doesn't seem to work at all, check these:
Usually, when your microwave oven doesn't work it all, the internal fuse (thermal fuse) is blown. This fuse protects both you and the oven. When it blows, you need to have a qualified appliance repair technician replace it.
If the fuse isn't the problem, check the door hooks and the door-release button. When these are broken, the door switch doesn't activate, so the oven can't work.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Apr 16, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
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Mar 08, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
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Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:
- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose conneciton on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
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