Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Tenant said it made a sound and a plastic burning smell. Any idea if it is an easy fix? Or just replace it? It is 10 years old (lol)
You must open inside see the diagram, and see 1) burn cable 2) fuse 3) diode 4) capacitor 5) magnetron 6) bulb etc.
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Posted on Nov 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Fisrt, check to be sure your missing cat it not inside the unit. IF the interior is dirty (splatters, grease, etc.) , it may inhibit the unit from working properly.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
SOURCE: Burning smell and won't heat.
If it buzzes real loud it's probably the high volyage diode. However some times if it smells it's the transformer. Usually the diode is a cheap fix ~$10.00 but this model the diode is $50. It's number 50 on the link below. Let me know how it works out or you need anything else.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
With the symptoms you
have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier
diode or a bad magnetron.
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.
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 can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)
To remove it from the wall, 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 May 31, 2010
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