Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Cannot heat I was making popcorn when my microwave completely died - no power at all. I check the breakers, the breaker hadn't tripper. I reset the breaker and unplugged and plugged the microwave and all peripheral on my microwave - clock, fan, lights etc work fine. There is no heat - water doesn't boil when I turn the microwave on. It seems to make the regular noises - I cannot distinguish if it is just the turntable rotating or the magnetron kicking in with a "bong". Any suggestions. The microwave is about 4 years old but has minimal usage over the four years.

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Sounds like it overheated, tripped the thermostat, then the thermostat reset. Chances are you have a bad magnetron. GE may have a campaign (not a "recall", mind you!) to offer free replacements if yours is a model that has a known history of problems with the magnetrons. I would call GE and ask them about that. *grin* GE Answer Center 1-800-626-2005 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

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The mag's little cooling fan probably broke loose and fell off the fan motor's shaft. The fan motor is running but there is no fan on it. The fan keeps the mag cooler. The machine shuts down when the mag gets too hot because the fan blade is just lying in there, Needs to be glued back on the shaft after the shaft is roughed up a little. NO other parts needed. I used contact cement to hold the fan to the shaft. It is located right behind the control panel. It's not difficult to repair.

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It probably blew the main power fuse in side the oven. This may have happen because of a failure in the microwave or a line voltage surge or what ever. Repalce the fuse and see if it work. be sure to unplug it before doing this, If this does not fix it then you have a failure in the oven some were.
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Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya:
This is a very common issue with microwaves
Yes you are right it does indeed have a fuse inside of it
you first need to unplug it of course then take out all of the screws that are along the outer edge on the back there may be 4 or 6 ok next there are 3 or 4 screws that are on the sides that need to be removed ten if you take a small flat tip screw driver and insert it in the seam at the top towards the front you should be able to slide the cover back about 1 to 2 inches then it will lift up and slide off
Next if you look towards the front on the same side as the power panel yuwill see a electronic board it has the fuse on it it looks like this picture i have below simply remove the fuse and replace it WITH THE EXACT TYPE OF FUSE OK
then plug it in and ensure every thing is working if so great go ahead and unplugit again and put the cover back on ok but if not please post me back so i can continue the troubleshooting from there ok ? here is the pict
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Best regards mike

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