Question about GE JE1540 Microwave Oven

3 Answers

When I open my microwave door, it starts running

When I open my microwave door, the turntable starts turning, light comes on, and makes the normal noise as if it is running. Is it letting out microwaves, or just the fan making the noise?

Thanks.

Posted by on

  • 7 more comments 
  • irinka Nov 08, 2007

    We have GE Spacemaker JVM 239 1994 model. Recently the following problem occurs: when we open microwave door, it starts running, and stops as soon as we close the door. What would be a problem?

  • pjsturdevant Apr 25, 2008

    Yes I do have the same problem with my GE model JE-1540 Turntable Microwave. Some times when I finish heating something I can open the door and the light comes on and the table rorates. When I reach in to remove the food it warms my hand. This is great for winter but summer approaching, not so good.



    I would think this kind of failure in product saftey would be prevented by a well designed ciucuit.



    PJ Sturdevant

    Cincinnati Ohio

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    Same thing - any time we open the door the turntable, light and fan work. At first we could get it to stop by pressing the switch that opens the door. Now it runs anytime the door is open.

    Is this also microwaving us?

    Can it be fixed?


  • hartner Jan 28, 2009

    Whwn i open my micro door, the turntable starts to turn. Is this dangerous to us? Please notify me with an answer.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    what is the replacement item my unit is mounted in the wall? my part number is 164d3370p017

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    My Hamilton beach microwave is making flicking noise and light is flashing when I open the door it is smoking

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    turntable is turning but liquid is not heating.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    turntable is turning but liquid is not heating

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    when microwave is used fan makes noise or totally stops running

×

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • GE Master
  • 9,098 Answers

.
In most cases, it's not actually cooking, but instead the fan, turtable and light may be on. Yet it does need attention.

What this usually means is that you have a shorted door switch or a bad door switch mount.

It's easy to tell if it's actually cooking, just place a cup of water inside and see if it heats.

If so, that could mean a stuck relay on the control board. If so, we repair these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service. Far less than a new board.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

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

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

This is an ongoing problem with GE Spacemaker microwaves. It has been reported to the CPSC and they are investigating. A friend of mine had this issue and the FDA/CPSC picked up his unit for testing.

Here is what he did.

I reported it here https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

If this does not work got to https://www.cpsc.gov

Click on "Report an Unsafe Product "

Then choose the "For consumers" line and click on the word "report"

I filled that in and with in a day or so was contacted by this gentleman.

George Kraus 240-276-3298 or George.Kraus@fda.hhs.gov.

Very nice guy that seems genuinely concerned. He was the one that made the arrangements with the testing lab that was local to me. He was also the one that got back to me yesterday with the info on my unit and what was going to happen moving forward.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 473 Answers

Yes it is running.  This should be checked by a professional for safety reasons.  If it is older I would just replace the microwave because repairs can be too expensive compared to a new one.  Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advice.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does light comes on turntable turns when door opens nothing lights on display or nothing works ?


Normally faulty micro switch which needs replacing: Caution: hight voltage may be present so best left to service person

Jul 23, 2014 | Oster Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

Why does my microwave turntable turn when I open the door?


We recommend you have the microwave evaluated by an authorized service center.

Authorized service centers can be located in the below link.

www.panasonic.com/repair

May 01, 2014 | Panasonic NN-H965WF - Microwave Oven...

2 Answers

Samsung microwave oven turntable doesn't turn now. Is it ok to still use to heat/cook food ? What is the problem with it ?


Yes it just will not cook or defrost very evenly. It is not dangerous however.

Probably the motor or gears that make the turntable go are worn or burnt out.

May 01, 2009 | Samsung MU3250W Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Dacor dcm24s.light, fan, and control panel work but turntable and heat do not


Most likely the bottom door switch. Dacor units are built by Sharp and that switch is a very common problem. You'd either need to check the switch with an ohm meter or remove the cover of the switch to see if it's burned inside.

Oct 20, 2008 | Sharp R-930AK Convection/Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Microwave turns on when door is open slightly


It's due to the timing of the opening of the door switches.

It's normal in most cases, and it is not cooking.

Normally it's just the light, fan, and/or turntable that come on.

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

Apr 28, 2008 | Kenmore 62109 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Turntable goes around when the door is open and the microwave is off.


Do not run the microwave with the door open. You will be cooked. Sooner or later, if there are enough microwave ovens, (and there are), everything that can go wrong with them will, eventually. There are several interlocking safety systems built into every microwave so that they won't work with the door open. Yours may have failed. I've never come across one, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.
It may only have a fault making the fan and turntable operate, which can sound like it's working with the door open. Either way, get it checked or get a new one.
This assumes that the microwave isn't actually supposed to do what it is doing under normal conditions or current programming. Refer to manual/instructions if unsure.:::Spiceweasel.au

Apr 03, 2008 | Kenmore 80809 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Microwave seems to turn on when door latch is opened


What's happening is you are activating one door switch a little before the other, and that is causing your light, fan, and turntable to come on. The plastic parts are not perfectly rigid, so they flex a little when you press the button, and that causes the lag to be more apparent. Even if you press the door open faster and look really close, you may notice the light, fan, and turntable coming on for a split second. That's perfectly normal. The relay on the control board must also be turned on before it will actually be cooking.

Feb 22, 2007 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

6,909 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9098 Answers

Devabhakthuni...
Devabhakthuni...

Level 2 Expert

225 Answers

vince

Level 3 Expert

1211 Answers

Are you a GE Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...