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Will not heat. ... Could not replacing the charcoal filter be a problem?

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    Mark Jones Oct 22, 2013

    is a fuse, magnetron or capacitor something an average do-it-yourself guy can do? or should i just buy a new one?

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    pieter Nov 15, 2013

    is there a You Tube video to show where it is

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A microwave that fails to work usually needs either a fuse or a magnetron or a capacitor.

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Replacing light bulbs?



Replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt, 30-watt incandescent bulb (WB36X10198), available from your GE supplier
  • 1 To replace the oven light,
first disconnect the power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull the plug.
  • 2 Remove the top grille by
taking out the 2 screws that hold it in place.
  • 3 Remove the charcoal
filter (if present) to access the light cover (see Remove Charcoal Filter section).
  • 4 Remove the light cover
located near the center of the oven that holds the bulb. Remove the bulb by gently turning. Replace with the same size and type bulb.
  • 5 Replace the light cover
and charcoal filter (if present).
  • 6 Replace the grille and
screws. Connect electrical power to the oven.
The full owners manual can be found here: http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=49-40474.pdf

Mar 07, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Message to change filter but unit exhaust up to stack?


Grease filters change from the bottom side of the unit.

Charcoal filter is changed as follows:
To Remove Charcoal Filter
To remove the charcoal filter, disconnect power
at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or
pull the plug.
Remove the top grille by removing the screws
that hold it in place and sliding the grille to the
left (opening the door makes grille removal
easier). Slide the filter towards the front of the
oven and remove it.
To Install Charcoal Filter
To install a new filter, remove plastic and other
outer wrapping from the new filter.
Insert the filter into the top opening of the oven as
shown. It will rest at an angle on 2 side support tabs
and in front of the right rear tab. Replace the grille
and screws.

Aug 20, 2009 | GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

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Changing filter


The grease filter is changed from the bottom of the unit.

The charcoal filter is changed as follows:

To Remove Charcoal Filter
To remove the charcoal filter, disconnect power
at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or
pull the plug.
Remove the top grille by removing the screws
that hold it in place and sliding the grille to the
left (opening the door makes grille removal
easier). Slide the filter towards the front of the
oven and remove it.
To Install Charcoal Filter
To install a new filter, remove plastic and other
outer wrapping from the new filter.
Insert the filter into the top opening of the oven as
shown. It will rest at an angle on 2 side support tabs
and in front of the right rear tab. Replace the grille
and screws.

Aug 20, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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I can not locate my charcoal filter in my GE Spacemaker Profile JMV2070BH02 where is the charcoal filter


Charcoal filter is behind the grille at the top of the oven. Find screws in front or at top of the grille and remove them.  Remove the grille by shifting to one side and pulling forward with the door open.  You should see a slot where the filter is inserted.  Remove old filter and replace with new.  Note which side of old filter is up and position the new one the same way.  The filter sits on tabs at the side and back.   Replace grille and screws.

Jun 02, 2009 | GE JVM1440 Microwave Oven

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Where is the charcoal filter?


There is no charcoal filter unless you replaced the standard filter with a carcoal filter. Also, it may have m=been changed to a charcoal filter if the unit was alterd during installation as a re-circulating vent, not vented to the outside via the roof or wall.

The filter (Charcoal or not) is on the bottom of the unit. Put your head under the microwave and look up, there it is.

Apr 01, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Oven turns off completely


First of all, yes, the charcoal filter should generally be replaced every 6-12 months, or as otherwise specified in your owner's manual.

If the filter clogs, that will block air flow, which is critical to keeping the magnetron cool and safe.

If the magnetron overheats, its thermostat trips, shutting off power to the oven until it cools back to a safe level.

You can remove the filter, then try the oven a couple of times.

If it works right, then you know it's the filter.

If it still fails, then your fan may be out or the magnetron may just be dying.

Also check and be sure your air filters are clean. They can be washed, while the charcoal types cannot.

You can order new filters here.

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

Nov 21, 2008 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Microwave message says to replace charcoal filter. User manual states charcoal filter is used if unit is not vented outside. Our unit is vented outside


External vent systems have the charcoal filter removed, generally at the time of installation, as it is not needed for this application.
The charcoal filter removes odors from internal recycled airflow.
There should be an aluminum grease filter that you can remove to clean in a warm soapy solution, let dry, and reinstall.

May 27, 2008 | GE Microwave Ovens

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How to clean the air filter of my goldstar microwave model # MV1526B/01


That sounds like the charcoal filter. It cannot be cleaned, and must be replaced. From the owner's manual:

CHARCOAL FILTER REPLACEMENT

If your oven is vented inside, the charcoal filter should
be replaced every 6 to 12 months, and more often if
necessary. The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned.

To order a new charcoal filter, contact the Service
Center.

1. Remove the two vent grille mounting screws.
(2 middle screws)

2. Tip the grille forward, then lift it out

To get a new filter, you can try local appliance parts stores or see customer service or find servicers here: http://us.lgservice.com

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

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Apr 13, 2008 | Goldstar MV-1526 Microwave Oven

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Charcoal Filter Replacement


Be sure the oven is disconnected from the wall first. Then open the door. Remove the two screws from the top of the grille. Next, slide the grille to the left to remove it. Before you slide the charcoal filter out, be sure to note how it rests at an angle on 2 side support tabs and in front of the right rear tab. After it's replaced, you can press OPTIONS until you come to the Charcoal Filter Reminder. Then you can press 0 to turn the reminder off, press 1 to set the reminder, or press 3 to turn the reminder on.

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