Question about GE Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Vent, Boost, Light buttons pushed in - not working

The Vent Button pushed in and will not work. I removed the front panels to gain access to the button to find the two plastic "arms" that holds the button in place are broken. The Boost and Light buttons also have one of the two arms broken also.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • GE Master
  • 14,553 Answers

They may be available as a unit--two or more and will either be melted into place or secured with screws etc.

May not be a easy part to find or see if it is even sold as a part.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: GE Profile Spacemaker 2.0 - black buttons on panel

I had the same problem. The front plate is tabbed into place and removes with a flat tip screwdriver and prying in various spots to pop out the tabs. Once the front stainless plate comes off, you need to get behind the black buttons. There is a circuit board behind the buttons, which they make contact with. The problem with mine was the circuit board pushed beyond two metal tabs that keep it in place, so that the buttons were unable to make contact. I used a curved tool to pull the circuit board back forward in front of the tabs and into place. I put the front plate back on and it works like a champ.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9085 Answers

SOURCE: Mircowave works, exhaust door opens, fan stop working

From looking at the owner's manual, it looks like the vent fan is only supposed to come on when the internal temperature of the microwave gets too high OR when you press the VENT FAN pad. Here are a couple of fan-related excerpts from the owner's manual, which can be found here: http://products.geappliances.com/ProdContent/Dispatcher?REQUEST=SKUOBJECTS&DOCUMENT=Use%20and%20Care%20Manual&SKU=JVM1840BD (or the better URL here: http://tinyurl.com/yn7r6g) Automatic Fan An automatic fan feature protects the microwave from too much heat rising from the cooktop below it. It automatically turns on if it senses too much heat. If you have turned the fan on, you may find that you cannot turn it off. The fan will automatically turn off when the internal parts are cool. It may stay on for 30 minutes or more after the cooktop and microwave controls are turned off. - Vent Fan The vent fan removes steam and other vapors from surface cooking. Press VENT FAN once for high fan speed, twice for medium fan speed, a third time for low faw speed, or a fourth time to turn the fan off. Press the VENT FAN BOOST pad for extra fan speed. - Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 01, 2006

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9085 Answers

SOURCE: Vent fan noise

I'd say the bearings are getting dry. I'd hit it with a a drop of 3-in-1 oil or sewing machine oil. If you don't have the owner's manual, you can download one here: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/ It's also possible that the keeper which holds the fan blade assembly may be broken or loose. That could cause the fan to slip and rub. Either way it will have to be disassembled to a degree, probably starting with removal of the grille. Exploded views of this model may be helpful. They can be found at this site: http://www.geappliances.com/shop/prts/ Under 1 select "Repair Part", under 2 select "Microwave" and click "Go". A window will pop up and you'll enter your (complete) model number. Good luck.

Posted on Nov 07, 2006

SOURCE: microwave wont come on at all.

replace the fuse. You have to remove the top grill and then you will find it above the display

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: Ge Spacemaker XL 1800

SOME BUT NOT ALL OVENS HAVE RELAYS TO TURN THINGS ON AND OFF CHECK THE OVEN TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY
RELAYS AND SEE WHAT THEY DO.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Panasonic Microwave Model NN-SD277. How do you access the workings of the door opener button? It is broken so the door won't open.


You have to remove the outer cover, the plastic lift levers are behind the door open button / lever. Caution!, panasonic discontinued a lot of those and getting a replacement part can be hard at times. Dont waste your time trying to glue it. After watching people try to glue or epoxy those cheap plastic parts for so many years. I have to warn folks to not waste your time trying. .It will not hold!!!! Look online and try to find a replacement part somewhere. It will be one of two parts. the door open button you push, or the door open lever that the front button pushes against. If you unplug the unit and remove the outer cover simply look behind the front control panel and when you push the button to open the door you will see where it is supposed to lift to open the door. The broke part is your problem, may be a piece laying in the bottom.

Aug 14, 2017 | Panasonic Microwave Ovens

3 Answers

How do I access & fix the control board buttons (ie Hi/Lo/Off light & Vent) which some how got pushed in?


Thanks Michael but the problem is the light & vent buttons got pushed in so far that I can't use the fan or light. Please help!!!!
/uploads/images/access-amp-amp-fix-control-board-34894445-1-1.jpg

Jan 21, 2015 | Samsung 2.0 cu ft Over-the-Range Microwave...

1 Answer

I have a GE Space maker 2.0 model JVM2070SK02 that has three buttons on the lower right vent, boost and light. The light button is pushed up into the microwave. I think there must be a spring behind the...


Hi,
Remove the top grill and on top of the control panel is (1) screw, remove that and gently tap up the control panel to release the panel from the microwave front cabinet. Now as I researched this model, the buttons are part of the panel and are attached to the panel directly. Up may want to replace the microwave as the price is high to replace the panel. Part number is WB07X10972, Good Luck and be safe and unplug this unit before removing this panel.

Nov 16, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

3 Answers

Buttons for fan & light on smh9207st samsung microwave collapsed when pushed


I had same problem a few days ago. I decided to use my own skills to troubleshoot this and determine if it would worth repairing or if I should get a new unit. My microwave is only 2 years old. After I found a solution I thought it would be a good idea to post what i did to fix this...or rather work around this problem.
What I discovered was that it is the switch tab which was broken. for the Vent fan and the light switches. The problem manifested over a period of few weeks when i had to apply increasing pressure to activate these switches and finally one day they broke and went all the way in and i could not reach it.


I downloaded a Service manual online and got instructions on how to access the inside of the switch compartment. ( i'll try to attach pictures).


Basically what i found ( as stated by earlier posts) that the flimsy plastic tab broke. I figured gluing this or buying a replacement unit will only solve my problem for a few days as this is likely to break again. Basically there is no support at the back of the circuit board. so if you push had you are likely to break whatever is holding these switches in place. Just bad design.


So i removed those buttons completely. Added a thick padding using some non conduction packing material, so that any amount of pushing will not mode the circuit board from its place. The base where the actual circuit board has the round push button which is accessible from the outside. I can push a small plastic stick and operate these. So it's not pretty but it works fine

12_4_2012_3_56_00_am.jpg12_4_2012_3_56_25_am.jpg

12_4_2012_3_59_15_am.jpg


12_4_2012_3_59_29_am.jpg

Apr 11, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Three buttons in lower right hand side are missing: Vent, Boost, Light Can I get replacement buttons? You can turn on light/vent by pressing pencil or sharp object in the button hole.


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.

Sep 08, 2010 | GE Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Problem with light,vent, and the boost


Depends on the model #. I dont see it on here. This unit may have some kind of button assy that has broken and fell back into control panel.

Nov 25, 2009 | GE Profile Spacemaker Over-the-Range...

1 Answer

GE Profile Spacemaker 2.0 - black buttons on panel for vent, boost, and light broke . Any way to replace the buttons and take the panel off?


I had the same problem. The front plate is tabbed into place and removes with a flat tip screwdriver and prying in various spots to pop out the tabs. Once the front stainless plate comes off, you need to get behind the black buttons. There is a circuit board behind the buttons, which they make contact with. The problem with mine was the circuit board pushed beyond two metal tabs that keep it in place, so that the buttons were unable to make contact. I used a curved tool to pull the circuit board back forward in front of the tabs and into place. I put the front plate back on and it works like a champ.

Oct 28, 2009 | GE Profile Spacemaker Over-the-Range...

2 Answers

Buttons for light and fan


I had the same problem with the three buttons pushed in.  Here's how I fixed it:
1. turned off power at breaker or pulled plug 2. Unscrewed two screws on top of unit 3. Removed exhaust vent cover/grill by sliding it to the left and out 4. Unscrewed single screw above LCD control panel 5. Removed control panel assembly by sliding it up and out and rested it on a box so wires wouldn't pull out 6. The control board behind the three buttons had dislodged from the clips 7. Secured the control board with the clips and added a little superglue to clips and extra foam padding to keep it from moving. 8. Screwed the control panel back in, powered up, and tested 9. Reattached the exhaust vent and screwed it back in

Dec 01, 2006 | GE JVM2070 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Mircowave works, exhaust door opens, fan stop working


From looking at the owner's manual, it looks like the vent fan is only supposed to come on when the internal temperature of the microwave gets too high OR when you press the VENT FAN pad. Here are a couple of fan-related excerpts from the owner's manual, which can be found here: http://products.geappliances.com/ProdContent/Dispatcher?REQUEST=SKUOBJECTS&DOCUMENT=Use%20and%20Care%20Manual&SKU=JVM1840BD (or the better URL here: http://tinyurl.com/yn7r6g) Automatic Fan An automatic fan feature protects the microwave from too much heat rising from the cooktop below it. It automatically turns on if it senses too much heat. If you have turned the fan on, you may find that you cannot turn it off. The fan will automatically turn off when the internal parts are cool. It may stay on for 30 minutes or more after the cooktop and microwave controls are turned off. - Vent Fan The vent fan removes steam and other vapors from surface cooking. Press VENT FAN once for high fan speed, twice for medium fan speed, a third time for low faw speed, or a fourth time to turn the fan off. Press the VENT FAN BOOST pad for extra fan speed. - Hope this helps.

Oct 31, 2006 | GE JVM1840 Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

199 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9085 Answers

Devabhakthuni...
Devabhakthuni...

Level 2 Expert

225 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1179 Answers

Are you a GE Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...