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GE SpacemakerXL Microwave EMO2000 950 Watts

The microwave runs but is not heating anything. It sounds like a little crackling noise when operating. What is the problem???

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  • ekfroed Jan 10, 2009

    Thank you for your response. I would not try to fix it myself I would have it repaired if it was cost effective rather than buying a new one. It was manufactured in March 2000. In the owner's manual it has a nine year warranty stating that they will send a replacement magnetron tube if the magnetron tube fails because of a manufacturing defect. Do you think this is what it is?

  • ekfroed Jan 10, 2009

    I would like to try to do it myself.

  • ekfroed Jan 10, 2009

    Thank you so much for all of your help. It is greatly appreciated. Have a great night.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    microwave does not heat. it runs fine.

    thanks

  • helpIneedhel Jan 13, 2009

    My sounded off with a loud electrical spark pop after I was boiling some pasta below it. Now it comes on with a louder sound and no heat. Everything else seems to work properly. It has been a great product until now.

  • jason May 11, 2010

    ok , well you will need to call ge and tell them about the magnetron failure and how the replacement for this known defective part can be fixed without charge or just a service charge. since they will not just give you this part to replace it yourself. and ask for a service number near you so you can get this repaired or if they can set up the repair,

    here is the main number : 1-800-626-2005

  • jason May 11, 2010

    it sounds like the "magnetron" has failed and sparks are arking inside from the "high voltage capacitor" and or wire

    are you trying to fix it yourself or are you thinking "repair shop"/"new one" ?

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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: GE JVM1650SH Stainless Steel 1000 Watts Microwave Oven?

It sounds like you may have had an issue with a high voltage part such as the magnetron, diode, or transformer. It's also possible that you had an arcing stirrer. I would also check to see if your model is covered by / affected by this bulletin: http://microwavedisplay.com/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

fridgetech
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SOURCE: GE PRofile Spacemaker XL Microwave Oven Model# JVM1460 950 watts

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

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: ge spacemakerxl microwave, jmv1850

Your primary interlock (bottom door switch) is bad, or its mount is loose or broken.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

It's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: microwave not heating

Test the high voltage capacitor, the rectifier diode.or the magnetron.

If it additionally does not spin and no light, then check also the door switch.

The diode and capacitors can br tested. The capacitor must be allowed discharge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, even if power is off. Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their two contacts.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: GE SpacemakerXL Microwave oven clicking noise

Spacemaker t/t motors are very easy to change. Removed the screws from bottom of microwave. the bottom panel will found towards wall. Mtr is in very center of unit. Should have 2 wires going to it

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: GE SpacemakerXL JVM1443 stays on when door is closed

That's almost certainly a failed primary interlock (upper door switch) or its mount is bad.

See our file on info on door switch diagnosis and replacement.

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.

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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.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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

Posted on May 30, 2010

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