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How do u change a magnetron tube in GE JVM1650 microwave?

Is this job easy enough for an amateur or should i have a professional to do it?

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If you never did anything like this before have a pro do and and save yourself the headach!

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I HAVE A NATIONAL MICROWAVE WHICH STOPS AFTER TWO SECONDS


MAY BE DEFECT IN MAGNETRON SECTION MAY BE HIGH VOLTAGE NOT COMING FROM HIGH VOLTAGE UNIT OR MAGNETRON

Jan 12, 2014 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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The controls along with the clock and timer works on the mircowave. The problem is that the food does not cook or heat up.


probably a defective magnetron; very common for this vintage microwave. there are usually generic magnetrons available; as the original GE part will be expensive.

Aug 25, 2010 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Smelled like something was burning and stopped heating. Turntable and lights work


March 2012 - GE does not support customers mad.gif

I have GE microwave with a failed Magnetron. It is emitting large sparks. Upon removing the magnetron I found that the sparks left residue where they are leaking from the cylindrical shaped piece on the end of the Magnetron.

The Magnetron is under warranty.

BUT

GE WILL NOT HONOR THEIR WARRANTY AND SEND A MAGNETRON.
GE HAS SENT OUT HUNDREDS OF MAGNETRONS TO CUSTOMERS - SEARCH ONLINE TO SEE THIS IS TRUE.

I called GE PARTS, GE support and GE consumer relations department. They changed their policy two weeks ago and require a service technician to replace the part.

THE COST IS $220 FOR THE REPAIR TECHNICIAN.

Since I already removed the part the service technician would have to put in 3 screws and plug in the cable...FOR $220...I PAID $229 FOR THE MICROWAVE NEW!!!!

DO NOT BUY GE.
DO NOT BUY GENERAL ELECTRIC.

GE DOES NOT SUPPORT IT'S WARRANTIES UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY THE SAME AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT!!


Further research:

GE Microwaves can spontaneously turn on and start a fire - see Consumer Reports web page here:
http://www.consumerreports.org/content/cro/en/consumer-reports-magazine-march-2012/kitchen-fire-safety.html

Further evidence GE retroactively changing their warranties:
http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/ge-california-c197693.html

Nov 30, 2009 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Everything seems to work but it does not heat the food.


HI. in most cases, this will lead to a failed Heating device(magnetron tube).It would be wise to check the Magnetron cutoff fuse to be sure of its integrity. if the fuse is blown, simply replace it. if the fuse continues to show continuity, replace the magnetron.

(((The fuse is located inside the unit along side the magnetron)))

Jul 30, 2009 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Microwave does not heat food or liquid


I hate to tell you this but your magnetron may be shot. Its the part that actually makes the microwaves. The best thing I can recommend is get a new oven, magnetrons are expensive and not easy to replace.

Mar 20, 2009 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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GE JVM1650 Microwave Suddenly Stops


Tami,
It isn't really difficult to replace... It's the 4000 Volts that go to it and the stored energy (voltage) in the high voltage capacitor that concerns me as far as telling you that it is a do it yourself repair. Also, and this a huge concern, is that after the magnetron tube is replaced, the microwave should be leak checked. A microwave leak detector that is certified is around $400. Now that I said that, I have rarely ever had one that leaked, but it is the law and that's the main reason that it needs to be done. I highly recommend calling GE Factory Service 1-800-432-2737 (1-800-GE Cares) to install the magnetron tube.
Brian

Jan 15, 2009 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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GE JVM1650 Microwave Suddenly Stops


Your magnetron tube is leaking RF energy inside and zapping the main board. It is NOT dangerous as any leakage will be contained inside the unit. You will need a new mag tube and it is covered by a 5 or 10 year parts warranty. Call GE Factory Service at 1-800-432-2737or schedule online at www.geappliances.com

Dec 18, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Ge spacemaker microwave jvm/1650


Mmmm it's so easy,
First disconect the power, take the cover off, moslitly there would be 5 screws and two tab's on the top.
inside on the right hand side the magnetron it's a sylver box measuring about 4 in x 4 in x 5 in. It will have a plasic cover moslitly that would have to be remove first then on the magnetron there is 4 crews and one connector.
It should fall downard after.
If you have a power supply after the secondary , that may also be your problem.

Regards

Bob

Jan 22, 2008 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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SpacemakerXl Microwave Oven JVM1650/1651


The magnetron may be failing or overheating.

There is a known issue with many GE models.

This is due to a defective or loose magnetron causing electrical interference and disruption in the control circuit board.

If your magnetron was recently replaced, it may have loose mounting nuts or bolts or the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched.

It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.

Details are in their bulletin at http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Dec 06, 2007 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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