Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
On windy days (moderate to high) depending on which direction the wind blows, my Spacemaker XL1800 JVM1870SK04 has either a flapping or buzzing noise coming from the microwave. Very irritating, quick fix is to turn on the vent fan and no flapping or buzzing sound.
This noise can only be heard from inside my house, I have checked the outside vent flap which may be an issue causing air to blow into the vent (vent flap slightly open), but vent flap does not hit so violently when its windy.
What may be the problem? Is it a venting issue?
It's probably a bad turntable motor or coupler.
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Posted on Jan 13, 2008
Sounds like your damper (flap) outside is working, and that's probably the first thing to check. Wind may be also pulling the damper open from time to time. Hopefully the pipe fitting is sealed, and the pipe is insulated anywhere it runs through any unheated portion of the house. Some amount of cold air getting in will be unavoidable. The best bet next might be to look over the two pages in the installation instructions that deal with outside venting. If you don't have the installation instructions, you can get a copy here: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/ Then if you don't notice any obvious problems with the installation, it may be time to contact the installer for their two cents.
Posted on Feb 05, 2007
Your vent flap could be taped or it could be faulty installation not allowing the vent to open. If you take the front vent cover off, you should be able to reach in above the fan unit and gently push the vent flap up, it should move freely with no binding. If it doesn't it is taped or blocked. If it is taped, gently putting upward pressure on the flap might release the tape. If that doesn't work the vent installation is blocking the flap. You might have to remove the unit from the wall (two people to do this) or disassemble the vent duct above the microwave and rework the interface for clearance.
hope this helps,
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
SOURCE: Mouse in vent fan?
Yes, the mouse was probably attracted to the warmth and food odors in the duct work and may have gotten trapped in the vanes of the fan and died. I'd act fast...
The best bet is to remove the oven from the wall, or almost from the wall, so you can see the area of the hood vent exhaust fan.
This is safer with two people and the installation instructions will be of great help.
You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.
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Posted on Dec 13, 2008
1.Check power outlet for working.
2.If it is than you have broken fuse inside the m/w.
3. To change the fuse you have to disconnect the power to m/w, take the upper grill off, take the screw on top of control panel, lift the control panel up and removed. The 20 Am fuse located behind this panel.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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