Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Power went off for about 10 minutes. When it came back on micro came on and said set clock. But keypad unresponsive. I unplugged for an hour. Plugged back in, same thing. Power is on but keypad unresponsive.
F3 on a GE / Hotpoint
microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad.
So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use.
If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
The keypad is part number WB27X10649.
There should be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.
If you would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs of $69.66 for a total of $109.61.
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.
Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
William E. Miller, AS-EET
Posted on May 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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