Question about GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven
Model number JVM1851BH06 clock works, starts to run but turtable does not move and interior light does not come on. Does make a funny buzzing sound as if it wants to run, but does not.
This is either a bad primary interlock (bottom door switch) or a defective electrolytic capacitor on the circuit board (smart board).
I would suspect the switch first, but the buzzing would make me suspect the capacitor, too. It could be both, but one thing at a time.
I would suggest that you or a friend check the door switch and its mount.
If it's not that, we regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week with a one-year guarantee.
Here are three helpful files:
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.
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.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.
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
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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