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The interior light in my G.E. Spacemaker convection/ microwave oven does not light when cooking or opening the door. The model # is JVM1490SH02.

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  • ljw1945 Jul 22, 2009

    Excellent- I would also suspect the bulb rather than the door switch. Being in a motorhome, the microwave is subjected to a lot of vibration.
    Thanks for the drawings. I have printed them and will have them for future reference. Jay Walker

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I suspect that the issue is either the bulb or one of the switches on the door.

If you look at this diagram.
http://www.partselect.com/ModelFrames.aspx?ModelID=501361&ModelNum=JVM1490SH02&mfgModelNum=&ManufactureID=2&Selected=00119829i03&Position=2&mfg=GE&Type=&Mark=2

there are 3 switches on the door area it may be somewhat difficult to read but the door switches are numbers #1445 and #1446 - there are two (2) #1446 switches

one of these switches is not working anymore as when the door is opened it opens and closes a switch or two - turning the light on.

here are more parts and diagrams
http://www.partselect.com/AdvancedModelSearch.aspx?ModelNum=JVM1490SH02&mfgModelNum=&fkMfgID=2

but this somewhat strange that the light doesn't come on even when cooking, It might not be a switch issue, most likely the bulb is blown and would need to be replaced. Actually it appears to be a HALOGEN LAMP shown on "oven cavity parts" diagram and the number is #282

I would first test the old lamp / replace the lamp and if it still doesn't light, check the wires from and to the lamp and see if you can figure out which switch controls the lamp.

For this repair you will need a multimeter and screwdrivers I expect that you have experience in using them and ofcouse unplug the oven.

if you don't have a multimeter or the tools or you don't think you can take it apart and sort the problem you might want to get in touch with a microware repairer. Ofcourse if your microwave is still covered by warranty you shouldn't do anything and just contact the company or your dealer for warranty repair.


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