Question about GE JVM1860 Microwave Oven
It seems like there is a exhaust fan adjacent to the light bulb in the ceiling of the microwave that is making rattling noise. Since microwave is working except for the noise, is there anything that can check/clean-up to get rid of the noise. I tried to remove the circular ceramic plate in the ceiling of the M/W next to light bulb by twisting counter-clockwise; I was hesitant to apply forece on the button to disengage the pin/button. 1) Should I depress the button to turn to remove the plate. 2) Could the issue be with exhaust fan 3) If so, how to access/fix it. Thanks for your response in advance.
The fix is that the magnet inside the bottom of the motor eventually drops enough as it spins(plastic hat-shaped piece under it wears/crushes down) to rub on the bottom of it, where it is metal, causing the noise. You can easily remedy this by taking apart the motor, pulling out the magnet and plastic booster piece under it, placing a thin washer on the bottom to boost them up a bit, then reassembling. Problem solved and no need to buy some overpriced part and fill up the landfills with perfectly good equip!
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
If yours has a square-shaped shaft, it would be part # WB26X10037. That would run $37.23 plus shipping here.
If yours has a D-shaped shaft, it would be part # WB26X10038. That would run $29.28 plus shipping here.
Does that sound better? *grin*
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Posted on Nov 09, 2008
I used this suggestion to fix an ST-16FE (EX73SAAA3) motor (D-shaped shaft)that turns the platter in a hotpoint microwave. For this though I noticed that it wasn't that the plastic "hat" was crushed. It was that the plastic shaft, with "hats" on both sides to hold the magnet had separated which essentially separated the motor from the shaft. There was still resistance so the platter still moved and the case did show signs of ware from the magnet. I superglued the hats back on the magnet and added the disk and all is quiet. Different motor but your suggestion still worked Thanks for the post.
Posted on Aug 04, 2012
Thanks lh8getnripd. I used cut up a clear hard plastic package covering to sereve as a thin washer. The metial washers I had were far too thick and maybe the fact that they are magentic doesn't help. Also on my ST-16FE (EX73MRAA) was used for some sort of rotorary mircowave disperser on ceiling of the internal chamber, not as a rotary table wich made the shaft pointing down not up. The fix still works so the magnetic must be pulled up during operation. My micromave lasted 9 years before the noise started.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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