Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

5 Answers

GE spacemaker xl 1400, lights on bottom won't work

The other day my wife move something and the lights underneath the microwave quit working. The bulbs are still good. Is there a fuse that could have blown? The microwave still works as is the interior light.

Posted by on

  • 7 more comments 
  • beltechc Jan 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. The bulbs are good but the lights quit working like a fuse is blown. There is not any voltage across the light sockets. I looked around inside but could not find any fuses. Anyone know whrer they are located.

  • Donnabertoni Jan 02, 2008

    lights will not work- bulbs are new- ight inside works fine.

  • missmo2 Jan 03, 2008

    Same problem, my lights haven't worked in several years. Tried everything! I bought a light strip and put it underneath.

  • GreyOwl Jan 06, 2008

    Is there a GE hotline to get assistance?????

  • GreyOwl Jan 06, 2008

    I posted the question on GE's website. I will post the answer as soon as I get it.

  • Bil Sidwell
    Bil Sidwell Jan 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with the non-working lights, but in addition, the control/button for the vent fan no longer works. Any ideas? Thanks.

  • Fuddly Feb 17, 2008

    Is this the correct voltage readings for these lights?

    On = 120vac

    Night = 10vac

    Off = 8.0vac



    I aske because although my lights seem to work, they do blow out frequently. If I should start a new question thread, just let me know.

  • suggestions May 07, 2008

    I replaced the lights on my GE spacemaker xl and they are the correct watts. The lights work and I was happy...until I realized that the Surface Light button (that switches the light to night light/bright light/OFF) no longer worked. I now have lights that work, but will NOT turn off via the surface light button...ANY SUGGESTIONS??


  • Drumsticks May 20, 2009

    I would like to know where the circuit board is as well. I just moved into this house and came across this issue where the lights remain on, and the fan does not work.

×

Ad

5 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

To Person who answered Best Solution above,
This worked nicely thank you.
After removing my circuit board the long silver strip was intact, however where it makes the turn about quarter inch, the solder or foil seam had a break in it which I filled-gap with solder.
My guess is if the "foil" or thin 2" long strip is serving as a fuse, it would still melt again even with my solder on the shorter section, in event of overload. Also seen on the plastic area directly behind where the circuit board would mount, and where the "foil" was blown, was a small blackened area as evidence of the blown foil. 2 new bulbs and all is well again Thanks!

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

GE Spacemaker XL JVM1339BW002 the turntable stopped working.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

Ad

Does anyone know where the circuit board is located? Does the microwave have to be taken down to access it?

Posted on May 04, 2008

There is not a fuse that controls the lights. What has blown is part of the control board. If you take the circuit board off and look at the back closely you will most likely see a long silver section with the middle blown out. I thought it was solder but it appears to be some kind of foil. If you are looking for a cheap and easy fix. Go to your local autoparts store and buy a small bottle of stuff they use to repair the fine lines that defrost your rear window on your car. It conducts electricity. Paint it on to fill in the gap and overlap onto the foil on each side. I gave mine a number of coats. You may have to trim up the edges of the blown foil a little. I also painted underneath the foil edge as well as on top to make sure I had a complete circuit. Do not use the lights for 24 hours until it dries. It does not appear to conduct electricity until it is dry. This worked for me.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

HOW DO U CHANGE THE LIGHT BULBS UNDER THE SOPACEMAKER?

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

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.

May 01, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Ge profile spacemaker xl 1800. recently changed a


It sounds like the main transformer has failed. It would be cheaper to replace the whole microwave than repair this one. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Mar 06, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

I have a GE Spacemaker xl 1400. The lights on the


We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so.

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.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan, cooling fan, turntable, and/or inside light operation, too.

Details of our service are at our Web site, along with a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly with your brand, full model number and symptoms.

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

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Sep 12, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE Profile XL 1800 Microwave overheating?


ge spacemaker XL1800 (JVM 1870BF02) doesn't heat, lights, turntable works.

Mar 01, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Glass turntable won't turn - spacemaker - XL 1400


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

Dec 23, 2008 | GE JVM1440 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

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

1 Answer

Lights quit


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.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

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

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

Jan 14, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE Spacemaker XL 1400


IF THE UNIT IS STILL UNDER THE 90 DAYS BRING IT BACK TO
WHERE YOU GOT IT BEFORE IT STARTS A FIRE!!

Jan 07, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven Logo

3,176 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9098 Answers

vince

Level 3 Expert

1216 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1181 Answers

Are you a GE Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...