Question about GE JVM1190SY/WY/AY/BY Microwave Oven
I have a Whirlpool Gold microwave / range hood that was manufactured in July 2006 (model: GH4184XSB-1). It was purchased new and installed (by me) in the summer of 2007. After about 6 months, it stopped working. I discovered the house breaker had been tripped. I reset the breaker, but it did not fix the trouble. I installed a new 20 amp fuse for the microwave and everything seemed ok. At the time, I assumed that my wife had cooked without using the exhaust fan and moisture shorted out the appliance. A few months later it happened again , and I repaired it as before. As the warranty expired, it began doing it more frequently until regular usage is now impossible. Specifically, the breaker trips when the door is opened (every time). And most of the time (but not always) the microwave's internal 20 amp fuse goes too. Everything else works fine. The microwave runs fine as long as we unplug it before opening the door to place food inside or to remove food after cooking. Other than this issue, the unit is like new. Is this something that a moderate handy man might be able to fix? (FYI: I understand that microwaves can be dangerous, but I'm good with instructions. I wired and plumbed my new home (two story, four bedroom and three bath) using instructional books.) Thanks.
SOURCE: GE Microwave Surface Lights
The control circuits for the cooktop lights and the hood fan are spearate. The problem is indeed with the control unit. It's usually caused by either the filaments shorting when the lamp blows or by removing or installing the bulbs while the oven is still plugged into the power line. We regularly repair these nationwide for $32.50. Details of our service, as well as *critical* safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
Posted on Feb 22, 2007
first of all your mwave needs to be properly ventilated .the problem is your magnetron when heated the thermal cutof switch cutts out power to magnetron.works again when cool.change magnetron
Posted on Mar 20, 2007
I assume you're talking about the hood fan which ventilates the cook top and blows air through the grille across the top. If so, it's okay to use the microwave with that not working, but if you boil something on the stove, an external fan is definitely needed to keep mositure from going up into the microwave controls. If the cooling fan INSIDE the microwave (behind the keypad) is not working, then you do NOT want to run it unit it is fixed. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked 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 (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Posted on Apr 10, 2007
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: GE JVM2070 issue
The same thing just happened to us..... there is no fuse on the microwave but we check our fuse box and tried another plug and it still did not work. GE sent us a new smartboard and now I trying to figure out how to get the thing apart.
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
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