Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Our GE spacemakerXL microwave oven (model JVM1630BJ) is only about 3 years old and has worked great until today. I used it this morning but then it just went completely dead after I turned it on. The outlet tested fine so it isn't a breaker. I went ahead and replaced the fuse and the power got back on again, but as soon as I press the light, it went dead again. Replacing the fuse did not help this time. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Sounds like the bulb shorted, which is very common, and the first time it blew the fuse.
It sounds like when you put the new fuse in and tried it again, the bulb was still shorted, and this time it damaged the board.
We see (and repair) thisa lot. The problem is on the control panel, whichwe regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about aweek.
Atour Web site, we have a videoavailable showing how to remove a typicalover the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
This light failure oftenoccurs when a bulb goes out and the filamentshorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without firstunplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such afailure on the controller.
This can often alsoaffect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can beinoperable or stuck on too.
Details of our serviceand critical safety information and disassembly information is at oursite, and our link is at ourlisting hereon FixYa.
Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of yourfull model number) for more information & help.
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William E. Miller
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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