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Have GE Spacemaker XL1800, Had a power outage & now it wont power up. No lights or anything. Checked the 2 fuses behind the control panel & both were good. Any other suggestions or should I just chuck it.

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In addition to the fuse(s), it will have one or two thermostats (aka "thermal cutouts" or "TCOs") which can open, resulting in a loss of power.
There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
Have GE Spacemaker XL1800, Had a power outage & - dee77f7.jpg You can see a video here showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
Along with the video there, you can find information on getting your controller repaired, if that's what's required.
You find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
Accessing some parts may require you to pull the oven from the wall and remove the cover.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.


You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL1800 (JVM1860WD 002) Stoped Working.

The control panel has built-in surge protection, and the high voltage probably tripped that. It will have to be repaired, which we do nationwide for only $39.95 postpaid. By rights, I would say the electrician should be the one to see to the repairs, including removing the control panel assembly to send in for repair. We have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams by entering your full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Posted on Apr 13, 2007

SOURCE: micro stopped working

Try looking at the microswitches behind the door.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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SOURCE: ge spacemaker microwave

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it has a hood thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

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: 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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

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

Posted on May 02, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i unlock the control panel on my GE

directions are behind the door toward the bottom left. all you have to do is press the clear/off button for three seconds.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL1800 Panel light is dim

It may be a weak VFD tube or it may be that the rear of the display window and front of the display glass are very dusty.

Sometimes you can clean it inside to brighten it up.

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.

Then you can detach the keypad connector (as per attached photo) then remove the control panel screws.

Be careful not to crack the glass display when handling it, or it's a goner.

Then you can use a soft cloth (not a paper towel) and a mild cleaner (not ammonia-based) to clean the front surface of the VFD display glass and the rear side of the clear bezel (display window) that's attached to the keypad.

Direct spraying of cleaners on the keypad and steam from the cooktop can damage the controls.

I always recommend that you spray non-ammonia cleaner on a soft cloth (not a paper towel which can scratch) and gently wipe the keypad.

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If that cleaning didn't help, then you have a weak VFD.

On some models, we can replace the VFD tube with a good used type to provide many years of good service.

Otherwise, you can replace your control board / smart board.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I'd recommend that your bookmark this link to your favorites.


Feel free to contact me directly (and please include your full model number from the tag in or on the unit) for a free estimate.

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

William E. Miller
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Posted on Jan 10, 2010

Testimonial: "After completing a lot more research, I concur the VFD is weak, and replacing the module is $80 -- but it still works fine. Not now."

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