Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Hey! I just bought a GE profile microwave two months ago. When I went to start it, it died. I pulled it out of its space and hooked it up to another outlet that I knew was working, and it didn't start up. Any suggestions?
Still under warranty so someone is coming to fix it free of charge...
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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A microwave can be dead for many reasons.
If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the thermostat to open.
When it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.
If it's random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or fuse holder.
If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.
If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.
If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, linked 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
Oct 15, 2007 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
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