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GE jvm1653sh01 range lights won't turn off

Just bought condo with this microwave. One of the two range lights was out and the other was unscrewed so it wouldn't come on (figured out why). I replaced the bulb that was burned out and screwed the other all the way in. The range lights stay on and won't turn off. I set the time and date after plugging back in and the light buttons won't do anything. Suggestions?

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  • Eric Bailey Oct 29, 2012

    To confirm, the model number is jvm1653sh01. Not sure why fixya added the other model number

  • Eric Bailey Oct 30, 2012

    I bet switches aren't terribly expensive. Could you provide part numbers for both switches, where to buy, and instructions for replacing them?

  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Oct 30, 2012

    Google with the model number to locate the numbers and the parts is my suggestion

  • Eric Bailey Oct 30, 2012

    Looks like this is the diagram: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir... I only see two parts that say anything about being a switch. This onehttp://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir... and this one: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir... Are those the two switches you are referring to?

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Got a short at or in the switch assembly that is causing this and unit would have to be unpowered and checked to see if one or both switches are bad.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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The first thing I would check would be the magnetron TCO (thermal cut-out). This is a little safety devise that protects the magnetron in the event of overheating. These can act up even without overheating. I believe the nuetral side of this TCO runs through the board, and therefore the flickering and shutdown. When the TCO cools, it resets. If it were the door switch, you would blow the fuse and wouldn't be able to set the time without changing the fuse. There are other cavity thermostats that could be the culprit but my quess is on the magnetron TCO. When working with microwaves always unplug the unit and discharge the capacitor. This is high voltage..Good Luck

Posted on Jun 12, 2006

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SOURCE: Ge Spacemaker microwave - Model # JNM1851

They sometimes have a plastic cover over the bulb cavity that you can take off from the oven interior

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: GE microwave interior light bulb replacement.

Your post has two distinct model numbers shown, so it's hard to be precise, but I'll try my best.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

I have a diagram at my site which helps you find & replace many GE cooktop and cavity light bulbs. Other models are similar. It's at
http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_lamp_replacement.jpg

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs!

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there.

There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), too.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

If yours is an Advantium type, the following instructable should help: http://www.instructables.com/id/SZFF4WSF44XYT8X/?comments=all

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Posted on Jun 08, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Replacement light bulb for GE spacemaker microwave

That model number doesn't look quite right, but nevertheless:

If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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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 in about a week.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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.

If your relay is bad and you want to replace it yourself, it is part # 3501-001050 and you can find helpful exploded view diagrams of your microwave and order that part here.

Be sure to also do any needed circuit board repair with 30AWG wire to prevent it from doing worse damage if another bulb shorts.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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William E. Miller
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Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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