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My microwave spacemaker XL 1400 stopped heating. 8yrs old

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GE XL 1400 Spacesaver is not heating things up AGAIN!


It's what, about 7or 8 years old? I'd buy a new one on sale. Probably not worth messing with just to squeeze out another year or two. You can pull out the Capacitor and take it to any electronics appliance repair place and have it checked for little or nothing, but if it's bad and you order a new one you have no microwave for a while. IF that's the ONLY thing wrong you're back in business.

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My spacemaker microwave XL 1400 no longer heats up? Would should I do? The light works, however. Please help! Thank you :-)


Likely a magnetron problem. I know they want approx. $150 just for the replacement part. It sits toward the back of the unit. Unless you are in love with your existing unit, it's likely time for it to visit the curb.

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Strange smell no heat


actually the two things you mentioned are a pretty reliable indicator :/

The only way to be positive is to check for power from the high voltage transformer. If you are not trained to work around electricity, i wouldn't mess with it because it can most certainly kill.

if there is no power coming from the HV trans, you then trace power back toward the cord. The component that has power going in but not coming out is the culprit.

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GE spacemaker XL 1400 wont heat, controls work, no heating??


This sounds like a thermostat or magnetron tube
is shot.

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Ge spacemaker xl 1400 microwave stopped heating & there is an odor like melting plastic Can it be repaired. Is it worth it to repair. Unit is 8 years old.


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Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with yourMicrowave Oven....

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Dec 07, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE Spacemaker XL 1400


First, wipe out any excess crumbs. Then fill a microwave-safe bowl with about 1-2 cups of water. Add some lemon juice, or put in half a piece of fresh cut lemon (squeezing some juice out first) into the bowl... Microwave until the water is boiling. Then let it sit for a few minutes to let the steam penetrate the interior. Carefully remove the bowl and interior tray. Wipe down the interior with a damp cloth. Wash the tray in the sink with dish soap, dry, and then return to microwave. For the outside, spray with a kitchen cleaner and wipe with paper towels. The main idea is that the steam from the water will loosen food particles, and the lemon will add a fresh smell.

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Glass turntable won't turn - spacemaker - XL 1400


Most likely a bad turntable motor - check with www.martinmicrowave.com for a replacement .

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Ge spacemaker xl 1400 microwave


Test the high voltage capacitor,the rectifier diode.or the magnetron.

If it additionally does not spin and no light, then check also the door switch.

The diode and capacitors can br tested. The capacitor must be alloweddischarge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, even ifpower is off. Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their twocontacts.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).

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Microwave oven does not heat anything. Clock, turntable, lights work. I turned the turntable off while the oven was cooking--heard a noise, now it doesn't heat anything.


Spacemaker XL 1400 worked for 7 years.Yesterday, no more heat. Also plastic door damaged.
will try Panasonic or something commercial

Jul 28, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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