Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
The door latch also seems to be failing intermittently as we sometimes have to jiggle the door to get the sensor to realize it is closed. The light will not turn off and the microwave will not work until you lift the door a bit and or jiggle the door. The hood fan will turn on by itself even when the microwave and range are not in use. Sometimes even in the middle of the night. We have tried unplugging the microwave for extended periods of time, but the problem reappears when plugged back in. Are these symptoms fixable with a simple part replacement (thermostat, sensor...?) The microwave itself cooks great otherwise.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1800 XL JVM1860BD - won't work
It sounds like your controller may be failing. Or it could be an electrical line problem. Any other electrical itmes giving you trouble? Has anyone measured the voltage level of your power line? It should be around 110-125 volts AC. If it's significantly lower or higher, you may have a bad connection in your breaker panel or in the wiring leading to the home.
Posted on Sep 28, 2007
SOURCE: Microwave Door Switch Problem?
That model number has too many digits after the JVM. Could it be JVM1339BW02 or JVM1339BW002?
If one is bad, it's probably the bottom switch, whose wiring goes back to the power relay, thermostat, or fuse, depending on eact model.
The switch with thin wires going to a ltitle connector on the board is the door sense switch. That's not likely your culprit.
I usually recommend you replace them all while you're at it.
It sounds like it may actually be a loose or misaligned door or door switch mount.
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
GE models have a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. Handy in troubleshooting.
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Posted on Dec 04, 2007
it goes dead or blows the breaker or GFI when you plug it in or open or close
the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.
Door switch or mount trouble can be 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. Other times, 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.
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 may 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.
We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
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