Question about GE JVM1190 Microwave Oven
Our microwave suddenly stopped working and we think we blew a fuse and would like to change the fuse to see if that was the problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE JVM1440 Spacesaver Microwave
You can fix it without the aid of a repairman. Simply unplug the microwave and remove the outer casing. There should be a few screws around the bottom edge and back panel. Once you have the unit open, look for where the power cord comes in. There should be a circuit board with a fuse mounted to it. This is your input line filter. The fuse should be a 20 amp appliance fuse that you can pick up at any hardware store (Lowe's and Home Depot both carry them). DO NOT op test with the outer casing removed. Potentials of about 14,000 volts are present in the high voltage network of a microwave oven. Close the unit up BEFORE you power it back up. Let me know if this helps.
Posted on Aug 11, 2007
If there is no power to the unit at all, no lights, no nothing, but there is power at the outlet, then you are most likely going to need a new board. the Electronic control board controls everythign on that unit. I woudl call GE direct for service, adn depending how old it is they may be willing to give a parts and or parts & labor concession - they are usually pretty good about that kinda stuff.
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
I finally was able to fix similar problem. The "primary" door switch (top switch) had a burned contact inside the switch body, as well as burned surrounding plastic. It would no longer "click" and tended to stay in "closed" position. [The switch is a "normally open" design (NO).] When this occurs and the door is opened, the "monitor" switch causes the fuse to blow out. GE wants $50 for this part. However, I was able to find a universal design of microswitch at Fry's Electronics. It had the same rating (15 amp at 250 volts), same body size, both NO and NC terminals, but with a lever arm which I had to remove by opening the case. Cost was $2.47 + tax. (PRICELESS!). So far so good. I also had to buy a set of Torx driver bits for tamperproof screws to be able to remove the oven cover. (The hole in the end of the bit goes over the tamperproof pin of the screw).
I also viewed a YouTube video which was helpful at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsWTCnACqdY
Posted on Nov 18, 2010
Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya:
This is a very common issue with microwaves
Yes you are right it does indeed have a fuse inside of it
you first need to unplug it of course then take out all of the screws that are along the outer edge on the back there may be 4 or 6 ok next there are 3 or 4 screws that are on the sides that need to be removed ten if you take a small flat tip screw driver and insert it in the seam at the top towards the front you should be able to slide the cover back about 1 to 2 inches then it will lift up and slide off
Next if you look towards the front on the same side as the power panel yuwill see a electronic board it has the fuse on it it looks like this picture i have below simply remove the fuse and replace it WITH THE EXACT TYPE OF FUSE OK
then plug it in and ensure every thing is working if so great go ahead and unplugit again and put the cover back on ok but if not please post me back so i can continue the troubleshooting from there ok ? here is the pict
Best regards mike
Posted on Mar 04, 2011
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