Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
EVERY TIME I TURN ON MY MICRO IT SHUTS OFF AFTER 2-3 SEC AND PROMPTS ME TO "ENTER THE TIME, AND ENTER DATE" THEN I DO AND THEN I RESTART IT AND 2-3 SEC. LATER IT SHUTS OFF AGAIN AND PROMPTS ME FOR THE SAME THING. THIS CONTINUES OVER AND OVER. EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE IT WILL FINALLY WORK, BUT ONLY TEMP. MY HUSBAND HAS READ THAT THE PROBLEM IS MOST LIKELY THE "MAGNETRON'. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY A NEW ONE AND HAVE FOUND YOU CAN BUY A "KIT" WOULD THIS REPLACEMENT MAG. WORK:?
Check this ouit first before you go out and buy a new mag:
The mag's little cooling fan probably broke loose and fell off the fan motor's shaft. The fan motor will still be running when you hit start but there is no fan on it. The fan keeps the mag cooler. The mag will heat up too much in a few minutes and then shortly the oven automatically shuts everything down when the mag gets too hot because the fan blade is just lying in there, Fan needs to be glued back on the shaft after the shaft is roughed up a little. Disconnect the plug-in wires (note where they go on), wiggle and remove the fan motor from the oven. I used contact cement to hold the fan to the shaft. the fan motor is located right behind the control panel. You have to first remove the grill, then the control panel's screws. It's not difficult to repair. No new parts needed. Poor engineering design of the cooling fan shaft. If the fan blade has not fallen off, try this: put some tin foil inside a baggy that is big enough to shield the control panel from the rest of the oven.
Posted on Jun 12, 2013
Is this piece easy to install & is it expensive?
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
This is the control board that is failing and it can be ordered , if it were the magnetron then it would just not heat up the food
the control board is resetting when the microwave is started because of a faulty chip on the board
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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