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Our GE 1640GA001 microwave used to run with the door open. Now it does not run at all

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You have one or more defective door switches, or the door switch mount is loose or damaged. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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You have a bad door swicth or a bad wiring connector to one of the door switches... secondary swicth or the door sense switch.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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Thanks for the photo of the label!

It shows the FCC ID number, which I used to find schematics at the FCC Web site.

The problem is a shorted primary interlock switch.

This is the door switch which has two black wires connected to one terminal and a black and a blue wire connected to the other
terminal.

See these files for help:

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.

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Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Microwave Model JE1640WA runs when the door is open only

You probably have a loose or broken door switch mount or the door may be slightly misaligned.

See:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
and
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt
and
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

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.

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You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave GE Spacemaker JVM1650SH05 - The light

The bulb may have blown. It is often under an access panel on the side or back that is held on with a screw or two.

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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