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GE Spacemaker JVM1533BD Issues

Have one of these dated 2002. Occasionally the turntable will not turn and when this happens, it does not heat the contents. I've narrowed the problem down to something that is tripped when the door is closed because if its acting up and I wiggle the door or open it slightly and leave it move back into the closed position it starts to operate fine. I know there is some sort of switch in there at least on the bottom latch hole, as I can push it with a pencil and hear it clicking. Does the top hole have a second switch, If so I'm not hearing any clicking? Anyway, I'm looking at the parts diagram, and I am not sure if I need to replace the Switch or the Switch Monitor. Also, how are these parts accessed, do I need to drop the unit to a table, or can it be done while the unit is hanging. If I do need to drop he unit how is the cover removed. Thanks

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Re: GE Spacemaker JVM1533BD Issues

You are describing a typical Door Switch mis-alignment, or failure. Some door switches "Click" other do not.
#1. Does the two finger-like latches on the Door have a spring effect? They should have in order to set the Door Switches when door is closed.
#3. In order to get to the Door Switches the Control Panel must be removed, or the unit taken down and the outer Cover removed. Now, this is the point where I tell you if you have never removed a Control Panel before DON'T!! without experienced help. You can damage the Control Panel, Panel Circuit Board, or other adjacent components that would cost more to replace than the unit is worth. Call around and ask for estimates for this repair. Also ask if you bring it in what would the savings be.

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