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JES1290SK No power when on. Display works, work light works until enter is pushed. No motor movement

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Does the convection work? If so likely you need a magnetron If the control panel is having problems then it needs to be repaired or replaced. It could be just a stuck relay inside so a firm hit may release it

Posted on Nov 27, 2013

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    mikadot Nov 27, 2013

    It could also be a thermal cutoff



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JES1290SK No motor or inside light when turned on. Display works. Light works until turning on unit.

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  1. Inspect the power cord Unplug the power cord and check for voltage at the outlet. Also inspect for damage, shorts, or burn marks that can be a possible safety hazard.
  2. Bad door switch If your microwave does not work at all and you know everything is plugged in properly and the outlet is functioning, then also check the door hooks and the door release button. Using a volt-ohm meter on RX1, check your terminals. When your microwave door is closed you should have a reading of zero. Once the door is open the reading should change to infinity. If these readings do not match up, replacement of the door switch is necessary.
  3. Blown fuses To determine if your fuse has blown out, which may attribute to your microwave not running, you need to pull the fuse out using a pair of fuse pullers. Lay it down and using a volt-ohm meter on RX1, check both ends of the fuse in question. If you do not get a reading of zero, then you will need to replace the fuse.
  4. Bad fan motor Locate the fan and remove the leads. Again using the volt-ohm meter on RX1, check the terminals. If an infinity reading is displayed, it means that the fan has gone bad and requires replacement.

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I can't get my clock set. I push options, 3 and 1, then when I put in the time, nothing happens. I need to know if I can use a ceramic turntable out of my old Microwave Convection oven. My oven...

In case your owner's manual is missing, you can download it here.

If you're still having trouble after consulting the manual, please reply back.

The ceramic turntable (actually ceramic coated metal) will be fine as long as it doesn't have chips or cracks where arcs can occur.

Also, for even heating and longer turntable life, don't place your food in the center, but slightly off-center instead.

If you need to order a new turntable, enter your full model number JES1290SK here

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