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Magnetron out on GE JE1540GV002 microwave..is there a new model with the same dimensions?

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SOURCE: ge spacemaker microwave jvm/1650

Mmmm it's so easy,
First disconect the power, take the cover off, moslitly there would be 5 screws and two tab's on the top.
inside on the right hand side the magnetron it's a sylver box measuring about 4 in x 4 in x 5 in. It will have a plasic cover moslitly that would have to be remove first then on the magnetron there is 4 crews and one connector.
It should fall downard after.
If you have a power supply after the secondary , that may also be your problem.

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Bob

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Microwave JE1640WB blows circuit breaker

The problem may not have anything to do with the magnetron.
It is a device that uses DC for operation and to supply that, there is one or more heavy diodes that are more likely to fail first.
Have also seen the transformers fail occasionally too.

Frankly, it may be time to dispose of it since you will likely be billed for the repair if the magnetron is not at fault and once they have it, you don't know if the truth is being told or not.

Another possibility is a circuit breaker on its way to the grave.
If you care to go to the trouble, you might shut down the main breaker in the breaker box, swap the tripping breaker with another of the same rating and try the microwave one more time.
The surge current the microwave draws is probably a good bit higher than the hair dryer and might be enough to trip an aged breaker.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Need replacement microwave to fit existing trim kit

Finally built up the courage to call GE Appliance number and weave my way through the phone menu system. Pressed the right menu option (sales) to speak to someone about trim kits. Found out that the trim kit model number is JX1527MWW. Then called back to select a different menu option (other) and learned from someone else that since the trim kit model is more than 1-2 years old, there's a slim-to-none chance any new microwave models will work with it, and even if there was they couldn't easily cross-reference against a model that old to tell me which one (or something to that effect). So I hit a dead end. Only option for me at this point is to buy a new microwave with new trim kit.

(Personal note: I think the trim kit business is a racket, in bed with the microwave manufacturers. Why else would there be no standard dimensions for microwaves by now--like refrigerators have--and why is it a few pieces of sheet metal cost over $150? Pretty convenient that every microwave model needs its own trim kit model!)

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: New GE Magnetron. Where does this new HV diode go?

Fixed it. There was a back capacitor fuse (I believe that's what it's called) on the old magnetron. I removed it and put it on the new magnetron. The HV diode is on the big silver capacitor and very easy to replace. I just didn't see it. It was definitely the magnetron and I hope that this new one comes with a warranty for 5 more years.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: JVM1450BA001 GE Microwave runs but does not heat.

Ok, the part number is below but, i would advise to check the Magnetron thermal cut-off(Magnetron thermal fuse). This fuse could have blown.

MAGNETRON ASSY General Electric Part Number: WB27X10017

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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Why does my ge microwave model je1540gv002 starts and stops by itself?


If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and of course one should never leave a microwave unattended while cooking.

Chances are you have a shorting membrane keypad.

Please let me know your full model number and more details on what it's doing and I can give you the information you need.

Jan 08, 2014 | GE JE1540 Microwave Oven

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No microwave power (magnetron) - everything else works fine


the magnetron fails on the GE microwaves, it usually starts after the first couple of years, the magnetron has a 5 year warranty on most models, I would look in the owners manual for sure.

Feb 24, 2011 | GE JVM1340AW/BW/WW Microwave Oven

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I have a GE Spacemaker Microwave, Model # JVM165OCB006 Serial # TF900232B Manufactured 10/2003. Runs,turntable,light,timer etc but will not heat. Is it worth fixing?


it is mostly fault of magnetron tube inside Microwave. ge has a 10 year warrenty on this part and they can fix it for you for 200$ OR you can order the part from the web and install it yourself. when the magnetron goes out, the diode almost always goes out too so you'll need another of those too. so if you dont want to replace these then buy a new one if not the the steps to repairing are:

  1. Unplug Microwave at least few hours before
  2. Remove Microwave from above oven range by somebody holding Microwave from ground unscrew the screws from cabinet
  3. Remove top cover of Microwave
  4. Make sure to keep screws correctly in a place you remember what goes where
  5. Make sure capacitor is discharged, GE manual inside Microwave says capacitor will discharge within 30 seconds once it is off. As a precaution check the voltage in capacitor to make sure there is no electricity
  6. Remove other panels around magnetron part
  7. You need to remove lot of connecting wires, should be careful to note down what goes where
  8. If possible take digital photos to refer back when you put everything back together
  9. You may need to remove transformer to easily remove and replace Magnetron. If you can't remove Magnetron easily then remove bottom panel of the Microwave and remove transformer
  10. Now it should be easy to remove magnetron
  11. Replace new magnetron and screw it. We had to put one outside part from old magnetron to new one because new one was missing that. Check to make sure both old and new one are exactly the same
  12. Make sure put all wires properly back
  13. Now put transformer back and screw it
  14. Put capacitor panel in place and screw it
  15. This might be a good time to test the Microwave to make sure it works fine now
  16. Now cover the top panels and start to screw everything
  17. Once everything assembled put the Microwave back above range put screws from top

Dec 05, 2010 | GE Microwave Ovens

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I have a ge spacemaker XL1400 model # JMV1440WD. Everything works fine but it will not heat anything. Any suggestions?


The magnetron (the part that heats the food) may be bad or the circuitry to the magnetron may have burned out. Basically my advice is that if you have no electrical expertise, it isn't worth fixing. The magnetron if bad, costs almost as much as a new microwave. If you open it up (make sure it has been unplugged for a few hours and don't seen any obvious burnt parts (including a fuse), then most likely the magnetron is done and a new microwave is the way to go.

Let me know how this works out for you.

Benjamin

Aug 20, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE profile model JVM3670BD001 won't heat up


The magnetron (the part that heats the food) may be bad or the circuitry to the magnetron may have burned out. Basically my advice is that if you have no electrical expertise, it isn't worth fixing. The magnetron if bad, costs almost as much as a new microwave. If you open it up (make sure it has been unplugged for a few hours and don't seen any obvious burnt parts, then most likely the magnetron is done and a new microwave is the way to go.

Let me know how this works out for you.

Benjamin

Jul 18, 2010 | GE JVM2050 Microwave Oven

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Smelled like something was burning and stopped heating. Turntable and lights work


March 2012 - GE does not support customers mad.gif

I have GE microwave with a failed Magnetron. It is emitting large sparks. Upon removing the magnetron I found that the sparks left residue where they are leaking from the cylindrical shaped piece on the end of the Magnetron.

The Magnetron is under warranty.

BUT

GE WILL NOT HONOR THEIR WARRANTY AND SEND A MAGNETRON.
GE HAS SENT OUT HUNDREDS OF MAGNETRONS TO CUSTOMERS - SEARCH ONLINE TO SEE THIS IS TRUE.

I called GE PARTS, GE support and GE consumer relations department. They changed their policy two weeks ago and require a service technician to replace the part.

THE COST IS $220 FOR THE REPAIR TECHNICIAN.

Since I already removed the part the service technician would have to put in 3 screws and plug in the cable...FOR $220...I PAID $229 FOR THE MICROWAVE NEW!!!!

DO NOT BUY GE.
DO NOT BUY GENERAL ELECTRIC.

GE DOES NOT SUPPORT IT'S WARRANTIES UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY THE SAME AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT!!


Further research:

GE Microwaves can spontaneously turn on and start a fire - see Consumer Reports web page here:
http://www.consumerreports.org/content/cro/en/consumer-reports-magazine-march-2012/kitchen-fire-safety.html

Further evidence GE retroactively changing their warranties:
http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/ge-california-c197693.html

Nov 30, 2009 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Microwave GE Model #JE1640WB - Makes noise when


Magnetron is done. This part heats the food. GE microwaves tend to have them stop working quite frequently. They basically make up the majority of the cost of the microwave, so instead of replacing the magnetron, you would be better off getting a new microwave.


Benjamin

Jul 15, 2009 | General Electric Microwave Oven

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New GE Magnetron. Where does this new HV diode go?


Fixed it. There was a back capacitor fuse (I believe that's what it's called) on the old magnetron. I removed it and put it on the new magnetron. The HV diode is on the big silver capacitor and very easy to replace. I just didn't see it. It was definitely the magnetron and I hope that this new one comes with a warranty for 5 more years.

Nov 29, 2008 | GE JVM1631 Microwave Oven

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Need replacement microwave to fit existing trim kit


Finally built up the courage to call GE Appliance number and weave my way through the phone menu system. Pressed the right menu option (sales) to speak to someone about trim kits. Found out that the trim kit model number is JX1527MWW. Then called back to select a different menu option (other) and learned from someone else that since the trim kit model is more than 1-2 years old, there's a slim-to-none chance any new microwave models will work with it, and even if there was they couldn't easily cross-reference against a model that old to tell me which one (or something to that effect). So I hit a dead end. Only option for me at this point is to buy a new microwave with new trim kit.

(Personal note: I think the trim kit business is a racket, in bed with the microwave manufacturers. Why else would there be no standard dimensions for microwaves by now--like refrigerators have--and why is it a few pieces of sheet metal cost over $150? Pretty convenient that every microwave model needs its own trim kit model!)

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GE MICROWARE WON,T HEAT UP


Likely problem: Blown magnetron. On microwaves, this can generally go dead, usually with a popping sound. Solution: A: Call an appliance repairman to replace the magnetron in the device, or B: buy a new microwave. Depending on how much you paid for it, you might be getting a better deal on either end.

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