Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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.
This 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.
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Posted on Sep 01, 2008
Yes there is....but you would like to do a simple check first?
There is a fuse just inside the control panel that you can check.
THERE IS STILL POWER IN THE MICROWAVE WHEN POWER HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED. VERY IMPORTANT TO DO ONLY WHAT THE PROCEDURE SAYS!
This will blown will make it seem as if the microwave is dead.
Take off the top front grille....held on by two screws that are inside around the middle....they may be hard to locate but they are there and remove the grille.
To the right just above the control board you should see one screw holding in the control take this out....control should come out and rest at about a 45 degree angle....it is on a hinge.
Now look into the microwave and you will see a ceramic fuse. Check this fuse for continuity...or just replace it.....you can get it at a hardware lowes or homedepot. Ensure it is for a microwave.
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
If it stops heating and the other parts of the oven still work, the problem is with the magnetron circuit. If it makes a loud buzzing noise when you try to heat the food, then the magnetron has shorted out. The replacement cost for the magnetron is almost as much as a new oven, so it does not make sense to have it fixed. Sorry.
Posted on Apr 18, 2011
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