GE JVM1440 doesn't work, appears to be the primary interlock
Repeat poster GE JVM1440 The video was super and got me where I needed to go. I found the switch is fine but the primary interlock does not make contact with the switch when the door is closed. The top piece rotates and moves the bottom piece (again, primary interlock ) but the bottom piece doesn't push down far enough to cause the switch to .. switch. I can do it manually and the machine runs. I've tried manipulating the interlock pieces but only succeeded in causing the top piece to pop away from the chassis. I don't believe the switch needs replacing, don't see screws that anchor the interlock pieces. Do you sell the primary interlock pieces? I'd guess looking at a new set would help me understand how they are installed. thanks for your help.
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I would first suspect the primary interlock (top door switch) or maybe that switch's mount is loose or broken.
or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening
door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
We have the service manual and have uploaded it here to help you.
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.
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Please remove the cover and check the door safety interlock switches found near the latch.
When these switches fail, the oven has no way to know the door is closed and will not turn on the heat. They go bad because we open the door with the door running and there is a arc on the tiny contacts.
There are other reasons for this condition ... this is the most common. Check them. If they are GOOD, repost your question stating you have inspected and tested the switches with a volt/ohm meter and they were good.
Dont run it with the door open....The microwave are not good for you...You have an interlock switch problem...They can be adjusted...Sounds like one is stuck or bad in the closed position...Again do not run with door open......