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Active Vent on GE JVM2070 Microwave Continues to Run

GE Spacemaker 2.0 has "active vent" above door; it continues to open and close even though the microwave is not on. Seems that the motor on a drive/cam shaft continues to turn opening and closing it. Have tried control panel and unplugging/re-plugging power to no avail.

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  • rklapman Dec 22, 2008

    GE Appliance came; recommended replace entire control panel, cost with labor almost $700. Obviously better to replace with an entirely new unit.

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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: GE Microwave Spacemaker oven, Model JVM240

That would almost certainly be a problem on the control circuit board. If the bulbs happen to short / blow out or if they are removed or installed while the microwave is still plugged in, there is often an arc which causes damage to the board. We repair regularly these boards for such problems for $32.50 nationwide.

Posted on Dec 25, 2006

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL 1800 - Noise while heating

Maybe you and the person from the post below could get together and help each other? http://www.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=489218&thid=130453

Posted on Mar 29, 2007

SOURCE: microwave wont come on at all.

replace the fuse. You have to remove the top grill and then you will find it above the display

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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SOURCE: GE spacemaker microwave model #JVM1650SH

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

Feel free to contact me directly for more information & help.

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William E. Miller
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Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Outside venting GE Profile Spacemaker XL1800

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

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SOURCE: Samsung otr microwave vent problem

Please call Samsung's Service Division at 800-932-3837.

If they cannot help you, they should be able to give you another number to call.

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Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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