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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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Re: Not Cooking

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:

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

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

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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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
  • Recirculating Charcoal Filter Kit JX81B

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


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?


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.


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:


Oven Capacity (cu. ft.): 1.6


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


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"


Electrical Input - 120V Amperage: 15

Electrical Input - 120V Watts: 1480

Frequency (MHz): 2450

May 04, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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I have Emerson Microwave #mw8999sv which has the Express Cook option- cooking 1 - 6 minutes. How do I cook for 1 minute 30 seconds, etc.? Thank you.

The owner's manual is here. On page 10 we find:

1. Press the POWER button; the Microwave and High
Cook indicators will light and “PL 10” will light in the
2. Press the POWER button different times to set the
desired power; the display will show the percentage
you chose. If selecting power level 70%-10%, the
Low Cook indicator will light instead of the High
Cook indicator.
3. Press number keys to set the desired cooking time.
4. Press the START/+30SEC. button to start cooking;
the Microwave and one of the Cook indicators will
blink and the display will countdown the remaining
cooking time in minutes and seconds. It will beep
five times when cooking is completed.

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

Sep 08, 2009 | Emerson Microwave Ovens

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Sharp R1505 Microwave

when you press for the time you want does it come up on yhe display?? if not clean the circuit board with wd40, & retry dont go two fast when operating as this can lead to the machine not to respond. also check the pad give it a clean and a good dry,

Apr 07, 2009 | Jenn-Air JMV8208A Microwave Oven

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Bosch HES435U - Stove Keypad is Locked

Locking or Unlocking the oven control panel
1. Access Select Function Menu
2. Turn knob clockwise until Lock Keys is flashing
3.Touch Start. Key Pad locked is displayed.

4. To unlock keypads, touch cooking mode and hold for 5 seconds. Display will read unlocking key pad

5. When unlocked the clock will again appear in the display.

Apr 29, 2008 | Bosch HLK4525GB Convection/Microwave Oven

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Only the keyboard is working

Quite often this is due to a bad door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure. I have a text file called "doorsw.txt" which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems. You can find the file via a Google search. In some cases, the problem is a bad connection or a bad relay on the control board. That's something we see from time to time, but it's usually a door switch.

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