Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
When heating more that one item in sequence the oven will shut down and take 5-10 minutes to reset. My oven seems to have a different sound in the past three weeks. The interior of the oven is getting hot and it fills with water vapor during a cooking sequence. I do not believe there is any fan sound when cooking. Is there a seperate fan fuse? or is there a way to test to confirn if the fan is damaged?
This can be caused when
the internal cooling fan is not running or by a magnetron that is
When I say internal cooling fan, I do not mean the hood vent exhaust fan which you can turn on and off manually.
I'm instead talking about the internal fan which comes on automatically whenever you microwave.
We have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are operating here.
It is vital that the cooling fan runs, or the magnetron will be destroyed.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information 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.
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Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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