Question about GE JVM1651 Microwave Oven
I changed the bulb in this microwave with out unplugging it, and I tripped a circuit breaker. Since putting the new bulbs in, the lights do not work. My fan now does not work. The microwave works fine, except for the lights and fan. The control panel seems fine, because when I press the fan or light buttons they are acknowledged. When I hit the fan button it says high, low or off but the fan doesn't go on. The same for the range light. Perhaps there is some common part that fried out. I am thinking a relay, or something along those lines. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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
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Posted on Jan 12, 2008
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