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GE spacemaker XL1400, Model number JVM1430WA 001

Express Cook buttons work, surface light works, top row bottons with clock, etc. work. No other buttons work. If I enter in the time that I want to cook my food and hit start, nothing happens. Clear button does not work. I have to unplug the microwave in order to use the Express cook buttons. Do you know which part will need to be replaced? Where can I get the part and what the approx. cost will be?

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    You have a failing membrane keypad. 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. It is part number WB27X10171 and while GE sells it for a whopping $115.50, you can get it for $90.58 here. You can also find
    helpful exploded view diagrams via that link. 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.



    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 would like to
    have us
    do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs, in this case $90.58 plus $8.95 shipping for a total of $139.48.
    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
    prototech@usa.net http://www.microwavedisplay.com Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide

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OOPS!

I meant to post that as a solution, not a clarification request, so it came out as one big blob paragraph (Thanks, FiyXa!)

Here it is again, but in readable form:


You have a failing membrane keypad.

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.

It is part number WB27X10171 and while GE sells it for a whopping $115.50, you can get it for $90.58 here.

You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams via that link.

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.

GE spacemaker XL1400, Model number JVM1430WA 001 - dee77f7.jpg

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 would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs, in this case
$90.58 plus $8.95 shipping for a total of $139.48.

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
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide

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