Question about GE JE1160 Microwave Oven
Microwave (model JVM2070SH01), works fine, just won't heat up food. A couple of days ago, machine prompted us to order and prepare to replace the filter, but before I could order it, the machine made a loud sound 2-3x. One day later (today), it is not heating up. What can I do to resolve this?
Sounds like the problem is in the high voltage. Most common would be magnatron, capacitor and diode. For safety reasons this should be checked by a professional. Look in your owners manual because some high voltage parts have a longer warranty than 1 yr.
Posted on Oct 10, 2007
Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:
- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
There should be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel.
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Posted on Dec 04, 2007
Home depot sells the lights as I believe reffigeratro bulds. bring the old ones with you to match them up. i got a price from an appliance parts place of $40. The depot was like $6.
Posted on May 08, 2008
You may have a failure of the H.V. rectifier. I would recommend that a trained technician replace this part due to the high voltage potential.
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
Thanks for making your post very detailed and including the model number. That really helps! :)
With the symptoms you have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron.
The diode is a fairly easy & cheap do-it-yourself fix, and the mag will cost more.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.
There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html (if it's not shorted, it's probably okay)
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
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Posted on Dec 13, 2008
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