Question about GE JES1456 Microwave Oven
JES1456DS1WW. Less than 2 years old. I have trouble seeing in the dark and tried to heat up a mug of coffee, punched what I thought were the right buttons (several), could not get it to start, so got my glasses, punched the correct buttons, and the display did indicate "Cook", and the timer started counting down but the turntable, fan, etc.. no longer works! Did I enter some Secret Sequence that disables the mechanical part of the Microwave? Was working fine, never a problem 'til this. Called GE service, they were not very helpful. I already unplugged, let sit for 2 minutes, repowered, same results. Any ideas? THANKS!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is not safe. If the fan is not running, the magnetron will quickly overheat and be destroyed. We answered this in more depth in the other place you asked it.
Posted on Feb 25, 2007
The 'Clock, is Machanical just like an ordinary kitchen timer The reast of it is electronic, and at that age time for a new one.
Posted on Jun 26, 2007
All the parts you mention are very inexpensive, but yours does not have a triac.
It could be the cook relay, but it's more likely to be a switch.
Looking at the schematic, it's probably a bad primary interlock (upper door switch) or maybe its mount is bad.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.
Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.
The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.
Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.
If you have a broken mount, it's usually more economical and safer to just add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.
Here are some helpful links:
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
There may also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or elsewhere, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.
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.
If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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Oven Capacity (cu. ft.): 1.6
Wattage (IEC-705 Test Procedure): 1000
Cooking System: CircuWave™
Power Levels: 10
Clock: Plus AM/PM
Electronic Scrolling Digital Display: Yes
Electronic Touch Controls: Yes
Kitchen Timer/Timer (On/Off): No/Yes
Variable Scroll Speed: 5
speeds (sub-pad w/ AM/PM)
SmartControl System - Concurrent Programming: Yes
SmartControl System - Help Pad: Yes
Beverage (Convenience): Yes
Cook (Convenience): 9
Popcorn (Convenience): Yes
Reheat (Convenience): 6
Add 30 Seconds: Instant-On
Child Lock: Yes
Cooking Complete Reminder: Yes
Defrost Type: Auto
Delay Start: Yes
Display On/Off: sub-pad
Express Cook: Instant-on
Reminder (24 hr): Yes
Time Cook: I
Time Preference: Control
Turntable On/Off: Yes
Turntable Size (in.): 13-1/2
Cooktop Lighting: Bright/Night/Off
Night Light: Auto
Rack Type: Wire
Sound Volume Control: 4
Easy Mount Installation: Yes
Exhaust Fan: 2-Speed
Case Color: Black
Color Appearance: Stainless
Door Color: Black/Stainless
Weight And Dimensions
Approximate Shipping Weight: 63
Overall Depth: 15
Overall Height: 16
Overall Width: 29
Cavity (W x H x D): 20
31/32" x 9 3/8" x 14 3/16"
Electrical Input - 120V Amperage: 15
Electrical Input - 120V Watts: 1480
Frequency (MHz): 2450
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