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Not Cooking Key pad/display appears to be working. After selecting a cooking time and pressing START, the light/fan comes on, but it's not cooking...the turntable is also not turning.

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  • Kitman Dec 10, 2007

    After checking the items suggested, I eventually discovered that the cause lies somewhere on the microcomputer circuit board (p/n 8183862). Unfortunately, the board is no longer provided by the manufacturer.

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.
Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually 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.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

  • William Miller
    William Miller Dec 10, 2007

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    On one hand, we regularly repair microwave control panel assemblies such as this nationwide for only $39.95 postpaid.



    Details are our site, linked here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

    On the other hand, I found that board available for $117.07 here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383



    But if you do decide to buy a new board, you should search my your exact model number.



    My solution was only helpful?

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A time was set on the oven and it is the wrong time. i would like to change it.


Good afternoon Penny.

The manual for this microwave can be obtained/viewed here ( and have tips for all those other things like changing the scroll speed of the display )
http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=49-40536-1.pdf

If you go to to Page 24, the time set is a fairly common one:
  1. Press [Clock]
  2. Enter Time of Day with numeric keypad
  3. Press the [AM/PM/Scroll Speed] Button under the Zero key.
  4. Push [Clock] or [Start] to finish and set the time.
Cheers - hope this helps.
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Dec 01, 2015 | GE Spacemaker JVM1740 1.7 cu. ft....

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Would like specifications to JVM1850SM2SS


  • 1.8 CF Oven Cavity
  • Electronic Touch Controls
  • 950 Watts
  • Display On/Off Yes (option pad)
  • Add 30 Seconds Instant-On
  • Cooking System CircuWave®
  • Defrost - Auto / Time / 1 lb. Quick Defrost
  • Delay Start
  • Express Cook Instant-on 1-6 minutes
  • Instant On Controls
  • Micro / Time Cook I & II
  • 10 Power Levels
  • Wire Oven Rack
  • Cooktop Lighting - Bright/Night/Off
  • Demo Mode
  • Interior Oven Light - Halogen
  • Night Light (option pad)
  • Child Lockout
  • Easy Mount Installation
  • Exhaust Fan 3 Speed Plus Boost (315 CFM)
  • Cooking Complete Reminder
  • Timer (On/Off)
  • Reminder (24 hr)
  • Sound Volume Control - 4 levels
  • Sensor Controls
  • Beverage Instant-On
  • Popcorn Instant-on
  • Potatoes Instant-on
  • Reheat Instant-On
  • Sensor Controls
  • Vegetables Instant-on, 3 pads (canned, frzn, fresh)
  • SmartControl System
  • Clock Plus AM/PM pad
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Custom Pad
  • Electronic Scrolling Digital Display - 2 line
  • Help Pad
  • Variable Scroll Speed - 5 Speeds (Options Pad)
  • 14.25 " Turntable - Glass Recessed
  • Turntable On / Off
  • 2 Wire Oven Racks; 2 Positions
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Dec 15, 2014 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Will work, but, does not heat up anything


When you press the "Start" pad to begin cooking, do the inside light, cooling fan, and turntable ALL come on?

If not, which do and don't?

Is the oven louder or quieter than usual?

Dec 12, 2011 | Frigidaire PLMV169DC Microwave Oven

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My microwave/convection oven will not heat up, but the lights and clock work


Hello

Look to see if the microwave power cord is securely plugged into a live power outlet. The power cord cannot be loose for proper function. Move other appliances to a separate outlet if possible.

Replace or reset the circuit breaker or fuse if blown or tripped.

Unplug the microwave and wait several seconds before plugging it back in to reset.

Make sure there are no current functions in use. Press "Clear/Off" to cancel any other settings or programs already in progress.


Select a new cooking program and then select "Cook Time." Make a time selection and press the "Start/Pause" pad to begin cooking.

Oct 04, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Burns my popcorn constantly. is there a different setting i can put it on?


HELLO.

Solution to your microwave problem is given as below.

* 1 Set your Daewoo microwave on a countertop near an electrical outlet and plug it in. Open the door and place the circular roller guide in the center of the oven cavity, then place the glass cooking tray over it.

* 2 Set your food on a microwave-safe dish and then put the dish on the cooking tray and close the door. Make sure that it latches properly.

* 3 Turn the upper knob to select a power level. Power levels include "Defrost," "Med-High," or "High." If your Daewoo has a touch pad, touch the "Microwave" button once to set the highest power level. Touch it consecutive times to lower the power level.

* 4 Turn the lower knob to set the cooking time. For cooking times less than two minutes, turn the knob up past the two-minute mark, then back to the correct time. For touch pad models, enter in the cooking time with the numerical keys and then press "Start."

* 5 Open the door at any time to stop the cooking and check the temperature of your food. Shut the door to automatically continue cooking, or turn the timer knob to the right to add more time. For touch pads, press the "Stop/Clear" button, then key in a new cooking time and press "Start."

* 6 Open the door when the timer reaches the "Off" position and take out your food.

Thanks.

Sep 24, 2011 | Daewoo KOC-925T Microwave Oven

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My microwave displays time etc, but does not turn on


That model number from the tag on your oven should be KCMS1555SS0, KCMS1555SS1, or KCMS1555SS2.

We would need more detailed information about what it's doing or not doing.

Does it respond to key presses?
Does the inside light come on when you open the door?
Can you enter the cooking time?
What happens when you press "Start"?
Does it run but not heat?
Does it count down but the inside light and fan do not come on?

Please post a new help request with the model number and detailed sympotms.

May 25, 2011 | KitchenAid KCMS1555SSS Microwave Oven

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I need the specs (size, height, width etc) for the GE Spacemaker XL Model#JVM1631WB 004


Specs are:


Capacity

Oven Capacity (cu. ft.): 1.6

Features

Wattage (IEC-705 Test Procedure): 1000

Cooking System: CircuWave™ Plus

Power Levels: 10

Style: Over-The-Range

Clock: Plus AM/PM pad

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 Codes

Popcorn (Convenience): Yes

Reheat (Convenience): 6 codes

Add 30 Seconds: Instant-On

Child Lock: Yes

Cooking Complete Reminder: Yes

Defrost Type: Auto & Time

Delay Start: Yes

Display On/Off: sub-pad w/ zero

Express Cook: Instant-on 1-6

Reminder (24 hr): Yes

Time Cook: I & II

Time Preference: Control Enhancement (1/9)

Turntable: Glass

Turntable On/Off: Yes

Turntable Size (in.): 13-1/2

Cooktop Lighting: Bright/Night/Off

Night Light: Auto

Rack Type: Wire Oven Rack

Sound Volume Control: 4 levels

Easy Mount Installation: Yes

Exhaust Fan: 2-Speed

Appearance

Case Color: Black

Color Appearance: Stainless Steel

Door Color: Black/Stainless Steel

Handle: Designer-Style

Weight And Dimensions

Approximate Shipping Weight: 63 lb

Overall Depth: 15 5/8"

Overall Height: 16 3/16"

Overall Width: 29 7/8"

Cavity (W x H x D): 20 31/32" x 9 3/8" x 14 3/16"

Power/Ratings

Electrical Input - 120V Amperage: 15

Electrical Input - 120V Watts: 1480

Frequency (MHz): 2450

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My microwave is completely dead. I have checked the fuse in the plug and it is fine. Any suggestions?


Hello,

What you are to do to solve the problem is to do a general troubleshooting on your oven below are instruction to follow.

The Microwave is a counter top model with a variety of preset cooking options, including timed cooking at a variety of power levels and sensor-cooking settings for popcorn, rice, beverages and single-serving reheating.

The sensor cooking and reheating features detect increasing humidity levels inside the microwave and automatically adjust cooking time for various types and amounts of food. This microwave also includes a turntable and an electronic control panel.



Instructions below are step by step solution for your oven

  1. Check to see if the microwave will start. If it will not start and the display panel is blank, you may have a power problem. Unplug the microwave and then plug it back in, making sure that all three prongs of the power cord are fully inserted into the wall outlet. If this doesn't work, check your home's fuse box. Reset the circuit breaker to restore if necessary.
  2. Ensure that the microwave door is fully closed. Press the Clear/Off button to cancel any previous cooking instructions. Re-enter your cooking program, including cooking time and food weight if necessary, and press Start.
  3. If "Err" appears on the microwave display, press the Clear/Off button and reenter your cooking program. The "Err" message will appear during the sensor-controlled programs (Popcorn, Rice, Beverage or Reheat) if the door is opened before steam is detected or if no steam was detected within the maximum amount of time allowed by the microwave. Be sure to leave the door closed during these programs, at least until time is shown counting down on the display panel.
  4. If your control panel will not work or if an "L" is displayed on the screen, press and hold the Clear/Off button for a full three seconds to unlock the control panel.
  5. If your sensor reheat program is resulting in under- or overcooked food, first try decreasing the amount of food in the microwave; the sensor programs are designed for single servings of food. The sensor reheat function works by measuring humidity inside the microwave--do not use a tightly-covered dish with this setting because no moisture will be able to escape and the food will overcook. Be sure that cooking containers are dry; moist containers will increase the humidity in the microwave and mislead the sensor, resulting in undercooked food.
  6. If your turntable is not rotating, first check to ensure that your food container is positioned so that it can freely rotate without hitting the microwave's interior walls; using a smaller food container can fix this problem. If the turntable still will not rotate, lift the turntable from its support and replace it carefully, ensuring that it rests evenly on its support.
Good luck.

Thank you and thanks for using fixya.

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