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My GE XL1400 spacemaker (Model No. JVM1450BA001) microwave need a key panel replacement. I need instructions for chaning the key panel.

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  • Kripa Feb 03, 2008

    Hi Kripa,



    Thanks for your help. I did change the key panel. The F3 signal has disappeared now. I get the "please press clock" message now. The keys don't work. What could be the problem now. Please let me know. Thanks,

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    Hi Kripa,

    I still have the same problem. I cleaned the ribbon as you suggested. It still gives me "Please press clock" signal. The keys don't work. Is this a problem with the PC board. Do you think it is better to replace the microwave (from cost point of view)?

  • bernie715 Feb 10, 2009

    key pad doest work right. when you press the 3 on key pad. you get one sec. the start button is the popcorn button.how do you chang the key pad,

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    We scratched the door panel on our GE microwave model JVM6175. Is there any way to replace the panel?

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We have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Essentially you unplug the oven from the wall outlet, and remove the control panel assembly as per the instructions at the site linked above.

There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. It's very helpful when troubleshooting.

Then unplug the keypad from the circuit board, heat up the keypad from the front with a hair dryer, then peel the old keypad off. You have to make sure all the old adhesive is off.

Then peel the backing paper from the new keypad and carefully press the new keypad in place. You need to be precise - you cannot apply it, peel it off, then reapply it.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

  • William Miller
    William Miller Feb 03, 2008

    Assuming you received the proper replacement part, the keypad connector strip (mylar) may not be plugged into the circuit board connector correctly.

    One half or all of it may not actually be between the metal conductors (pins) in the keypad connector.

    Here is my standard text on keypad disconnection and connection:

    1. Be sure the oven is disconnected from the power line while you are taking it apart.

    2. The keypad connection is the green or blue translucent plastic strip that plugs into a connector near the edge of the board.

    3. There are two tiny tabs (one on each side) of the connector that you can gently pull up on to unlock the connector.

    4. Then the keypad strip will lift out. Clean both sides of the end of the strip with alcohol-based cleaner if you like, but do not use ammonia-based cleaner. Dry the end of the strip.

    5. Put the keypad strip back in, making sure both sides are down fully.

    6. While holding the strip down, push the connector back down to lock it.

    7. Try the keys again with the door closed.

    If it still doesn't work, let me know, and feel free to send me a few good digital photos if you can.

    There may be some grease or mineral deposits on the board, and that can interfere with the key operation.

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

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