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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1. Unplug the microwave. The plug is probably in a receptacle that is in the cabinet above the microwave, or in the wall above the shelf that is above the microwave.
2. Remove the two (or three) screws that go straight down through the bottom of the cabinet, or the shelf, into the top of the microwave. Have help in holding the microwave when you do this, as the front of the microwave will be able to fall down when the screws are removed.
3. Allow the front of the microwave to rotate down a little, then lift the back of the unit up about 1/2" to 1". At this point, the microwave will be disconnected from the mounting plate on the wall, so you can move it forward and carry it away.
Posted on Nov 29, 2007
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
SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL 1400 Microwave
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, linked 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
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
SOURCE: ge microwave spacemaker XL 1400
I did research and found out that the GE Magetetron (sp) are notorious for going bad. I called and it was still under warranty - 10 years, but i needed to pay for labor. That ran me $180. The part was $125 but would have taken my time to install, plus I didn't want to deal discharging the capacitor.
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
There should be 2-3 screws thru the floor of the cabinet above the m/w that secure it in the front. Once those are removed the m/w will slide straight out on rails mounted to the wall plate.
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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