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GE SPACEMAKER JVM1650 ''MICROWAVE MAKING LOUD HUMMING NOISE AND INSIDE REAL HOT WHEN DOOR CLOSED''WHEN DOOR OPEN DON'T HUM

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    hums while plugged in fan not on stops when door is opened

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    when opening the microwave door heard a loud noise and the door opened like dead weight.nothing fell out ir appear to nbe broken but it does not open the same way.,

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When door open the microwave should not work at all, if the turntable and light come on with the door open , if they do , then this is an additional problem with door switch and must be fixed.

Regarding humming noise and no heath, Test the high voltage capacitor, the rectifier diode.or the magnetron.

If it additionally does not spin and no light, then check also the door switch.

The diode and capacitors can br tested. The capacitor must be allowed discharge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, even if power is off. Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their two contacts.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).

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