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GE Spacemaker over the range microwave - no heat, just fan

My GE Spacemaker JVM1533 has begun to act strangely. The panel seems OK and all the timer functions work, but when I turn it on, only the vent fan turns on, instead of the heat and the turntable. This happens regardless of what the vent fan control is set at. I've seen a lot of problems listed on the site that ask about 'no heat' or 'no fan', but nothing like this. The fan has taken over the micowave! Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • whatacroc Jan 01, 2008

    I,m having same problem,just had switch replaced due to recall,now turntable quit turning,and it wont heat,think they're related?

  • dH77 Jan 21, 2008

    I found the issue to my problem above. It was the door switch...had it replaced and the oven works like new again!



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Check all limit switch on your oven. tnx

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