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GE microwave jvm1740dm1ww will not shut off

Door closed, microwave runs. Have to unplug or leave door open.

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SOURCE: Microwave works with door open

If the top is open, the upper door switch should be open and the high voltage section should not be energized. That's the way it's *supposed* to work. But that buzzing is worrysome! Does the turntable turn during this condition? Does the inside light come on? How about the fan? If not, then I would doubt that it's cooking. If so, some models will do this. It's not uncommon to notice that the fan and light will try to come on for a split second when you shut the door. This would not indicate a problem. It has to do with the timing of the door switches and a replay on the board. If it's still under full warranty, it wouldn't hurt to call a GE-authorized servicer.

Posted on Nov 07, 2006

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SOURCE: Won't shut off

Chances are you have a shorted door switch, but all owners of a GE WES model might want to look at this blog post.

If it's been less than 30 days since you bought it, I'd hurry and take it back to the dealer for a refund, not an exchange.

Otherwise, GE Customer Service is here.

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Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: fan runs when door is closed

This is an interlock issue or a faulty temperature sensor. Both will require the outer casing to be removed for inspection. Basic tests can be done with a continuity tester or cheap digital multimeter with resistance checking facilty (Radioshack)

The sensors for these types of fans are normally attached to the roof of the cooking cavity, little silver components with two or more wires.

Check these out with a meter if any are open circuit then they need to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: door latch hook broke on bottom, when closing

You can find the parts at a GE appl.dealer.

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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.

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I have a workaround for you, that works for other brands. I am not sure if it will work in your case though. Pls try it:
- It seems that the door closing sensor is not working well, so it might think that the door opened.
- Once you have this problem, open the door and then close it again.

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GE Microwave JVM-1190WY Is always on with the door closed. Need to open door to shut down,. Is the power relay stuck on?? Do I need a new power relay?/ Joe Ziomek 305-664-1221


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My ge microwave just runs. It will not stop unless I unplug it.


First you should determine whether it's cooking when it should not be, in this case anytime it is plugged in and the door is closed or open.

Do that by putting a cup of water in a microwave-safe container into the unplugged microwave, shutting the door, then plugging it for about a minute.

Then unplug the oven and check to see if the water is warmer.

If so, you have a shorted secondary relay on your microwave''s control circuit board, and we regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 with a one-year guarantee.

Do that test again by putting the water in, leaving the door open, and plugging the oven in for about 30 seconds or so. If you get any arcing or buzzing or flashing, unplug it.

If it is not cooking, then you need to test further.

If it just seems to be "running" with the door shut, but it is not cooking (as shown in the above tests) then note whether the oven lamp, internal cooling fan and turntable are running when the door is shut, but when you open the door, the turntable and colling fan go off.

This should mean you have a shorted main relay on the board. We can fix that, too.

Differing symptoms would indicate a bad door switch or door switch mount.

Our info file on door switches is here.

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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Also 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.

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

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Won't shut off


Chances are you have a shorted door switch, but all owners of a GE WES model might want to look at this blog post.

If it's been less than 30 days since you bought it, I'd hurry and take it back to the dealer for a refund, not an exchange.

Otherwise, GE Customer Service is here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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