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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: JVM1640BB 004 GE spacemaker Not heating

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NEW problem to FixYa, and please include your brand name and the full model number from the tag in or on the unit, your symptoms, as well as the answers to these questions:

- When you try to microwave are the inside light, internal cooling fan and turntable all working?

- Is there any unusual noise or is it louder or quieter than normal?

(A loud buzz, hum, or groan is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, but a sound like gurgling into an empty coffee mug is one symptom of a failed magnetron, and yet the mag can be bad without that sound.L

We have a sound clip here of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are working.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: My GE spacemaker model JVM1630BB doesn't heat up

We have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are operating here.

Listen to that and compare it to yours.

If it sounds much quieter than usual, I would suspect the top door switch (called the secondary interlock switch) or its mount. See this file.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

If it sounds louder than usual, you may have a shorted high voltage diode or a bad magnetron.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) G.E. will send you a new magnetron to install yourself. Call them at 888-239-6832.

There should 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.

dee77f7.jpg

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 should be able to check out and replace the door switch by removing the controller without taking the oven down from the wall.

But to access and replace the other parts, you can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here if you want.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here. I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: The turntable on my microwave does not work.

The turntable system typically consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.

Here is a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours is not set to be off via the control panel, and it won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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SOURCE: My GE spacemaker model JVM1630BB

The problem is generally caused by a defective magnetron, "heats food" the other two possibilities are the high voltage capacitor and diode. Professional repairs with parts and labor can be very costly "approach the price of a new one"

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My microwave just stopped heating this AM. Worked fine yesterday. What's up? It's 10 years old. Model @ JVM163OWB 004


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The turntable on my microwave does not work. I have a GE Spacemaker, Model JVM1640wb 004.


The turntable system typically consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.

Here is a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours is not set to be off via the control panel, and it won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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My GE spacemaker model JVM1630BB doesn't heat up the food anymore. The interior light works and the turntable.


We have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are operating here.

Listen to that and compare it to yours.

If it sounds much quieter than usual, I would suspect the top door switch (called the secondary interlock switch) or its mount. See this file.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

If it sounds louder than usual, you may have a shorted high voltage diode or a bad magnetron.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) G.E. will send you a new magnetron to install yourself. Call them at 888-239-6832.

There should 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.

dee77f7.jpg

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 should be able to check out and replace the door switch by removing the controller without taking the oven down from the wall.

But to access and replace the other parts, you can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here if you want.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here. I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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JVM1640BB 004 GE spacemaker Not heating


Please note that FixYa is not currently notifying us Experts when Clarification Requests are answered.

To allow us to help you effectively (at no charge), please post a
NEW problem to FixYa, and please include your brand name and the full model number from the tag in or on the unit, your symptoms, as well as the answers to these questions:

- When you try to microwave are the inside light, internal cooling fan and turntable all working?

- Is there any unusual noise or is it louder or quieter than normal?

(A loud buzz, hum, or groan is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, but a sound like gurgling into an empty coffee mug is one symptom of a failed magnetron, and yet the mag can be bad without that sound.L

We have a sound clip here of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are working.

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Miocrowave is not heating, item stays cold


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When the microwave sounds okay, but there's no heat, one of the internal door switches, the high voltage circuitry, or the circuit board may have a problem. To resolve this problem, you need the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.

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Arcing is often the result of the cover over the magnatron (The thing that produces the microwaves) being aged, burned or damaged. If you look inside the oven, you will see a cover (usually square or round and around 3-5 inches across depending on the machine)made from a flakey silver plastic/fibre material. If this is burned or has a hole, it needs replacing and this will probably cure your problem.

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Need GE Spacemaker parts..


SEE http://tinyurl.com/gv383

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Broken handle on GE Spacemaker Microwave Model J VM132X 004


Yes you can get parts. Sears or GE can sell you a new handle but depending on the cost it may be worth getting a new microwave. If you do it yourself, it should be fairly easy to replace otherwise Sears can probably fix it for you or they can tell you easily what to do if you get stuck or you can just ask me here. Let me know if you have any more questions and good luck to you.

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