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My GE XL1800 JVM1850 SH06 will cool food, but turntable and lights don't work. Bulbs are good, and I replaced the turntable motor. Manually switched turntable on and off. This had no effect.

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May 24, 2017 - I regularly repair these microwave controllers and details are here.

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SOURCE: My ge profile spacemaker xl1800 turntable stopped .

It's probably a bad turntable motor or coupler.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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SOURCE: GE XL1800 Microwave Night Light Inoperative

We see this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Turntable, lights and fan inop

i have the same problem
no turntable no inside light no cooling fan or range lights
i removed range bulbs and they look blowen i have not yet replaced
the unit still heats
i can only find one fuse
i was told there was a pop before it stoped working
thanks for any advice

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL1800 Microwave

You need to take apart the oven and fix the turntable gear, then reassemble it, it is not a difficult job. Always work with power unplugged.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Surface Light Bulbs GE XL1800

Dont waste time blaming the wife. It does not pay. LOL

Call GE customer care. Give them the model and they can 1. Tell you what bulbs to use, 2. Ship you the bulbs or, 3. Send you another owners manual which I hope you will keep in a safe place.

Ray

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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More information will be needed to solve this issue. Does the keypad work? What about the interior light or the turntable? Check the internal fuse, and the door interlock switches.

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It all depends on your model number of course, but if JUST the turntable is failing, it may just be a defective turntable motor or coupler.

If your internal cooling fan and/or inside / cavity light is defective, too, it may be the internal fan motor, a door switch, or a relay on the control board.

We repair those and can offer more free advice with the full model number and a little bit more detail about what's working, what's not, and when.

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The turntable on my GE spacesaver xl 1800 stopped turning. The model number is JVM1850BH01 I would appreciate any help.


On this model, the power to the turntable motor ("drive motor") is supplied by a tap (outlet terminal) on the internal cooling fan motor.

The other side of the turntable motor's power is switched on and off by a relay on the control circuit board.

We have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are operating here.

It is vital that the cooling fan runs, or the magnetron will be destroyed.

When I say internal cooling fan, I do not mean the hood vent exhaust fan which you can turn on and off manually.

I'm instead talking about the internal fan which comes on automatically whenever you microwave.

If the cooling fan is running, but the turntable is not, then it's probably a relay issue or connection which we can repair.

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.


dee77f7.jpgAt 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 usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

Oct 30, 2011 | GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

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Buzzing sound... Turntable stopped. food heats up but uneven. No microwave fan when heating.. no light inside expensive fix?? Unit is 10 years old


If the microwave oven is 10 years old then it is time to consider a new unit, by your description it is going into cascade failure where different parts have stopped working, the buzzing sound is the magnetron warning you, it is about to fail. The fans job is to keep the magnetron cool while it is running.

Mar 08, 2011 | GE JVM1850 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Rest all works,but not heating micowave xl1800


When the microwave does not heat the food, it means that the magnetron circuit has failed. It the part that generates the microwaves that heat the food. Often the part fails by shorting out causing a loud buzzing sound when you try to microwave something. The replacement part usually costs almost as much as a new oven, so it rarely cost effective to replace. Sorry.

Jan 18, 2011 | GE JVM1850 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Everything seems to be working except food won't get hot


your 5kv fuse connected to the magnatron is probably blown..it looks like a white casing with two wires coming out of it..fuse is inside this..be careful please

Apr 21, 2010 | GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

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Turntable wont turn.


On some Samsung/GE models, the turntable motor and stirrer motor are powered off a tap on the internal cooling fan motor and in such cases they will be marked "21V AC".

When I say internal cooling fan, I do not mean the hood vent exhaust fan which you can turn on and off manually.

I'm instead talking about the internal fan which comes on automatically whenever you microwave.

It is vital that the cooling fan runs, or the turntable and stirrer won't work, and magnetron will soon be destroyed.

A quick test is to remove the stirrer cover in the ceiling of the oven. The owner's manual tells you how, and you can download that here.

Then run the oven for several seconds with a cup of water inside while watching the stirrer blade in the top. It should turn very slowly.

If it does not turn or is jerky, it or the cooling fan is not working.


Also, we have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and everything else is working here.

The cooling fan's absence will be notable after you hear the clip.


The turntable system otherwise consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.

You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If the cooling fan is good, but yours won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

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.

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

Accessing some parts may require you to pull the oven from thew wall and remove the cover.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.


You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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

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My ge profile spacemaker xl1800 turntable stopped it turns once in a while. What do I need to replace. Where can I find the part number?


It's probably a bad turntable motor or coupler.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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The second problem is probably defective door switches, or it may be a problem with the control panel, which we repair nationwide for only $32.50. On my Web site, I have info on safety, disassembly, and diagnosing and replacing door switches: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk Running it empty has damaged the magnetron. It will work for a while, but it will eventually have to be replaced. A good parts source is here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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