Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Won't warm food

The unit runs through cycle but wont warm food

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    Unit runs very loud but does not heat.

    The sound is like a locked rotor on a big fan motor.

    What could this be?

    How do I troubleshoot the magnatron?

    Thanks,

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    My spacemaker is very loud but will not heat.

    It sounds like a locked rotor on a large motor.

    What can this be?

    How do I troubleshoot the magnatron?

    thanks,

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    food is not warmed

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,124 Answers

Typically, no heating of food, indicates a bad Magnetron (tube) or associated components. Yes, it can be repaired. Magnetrons are not hard to replace and can be ordered online through MCM electronics. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

Good Luck,

- Jim

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Runs but does not heat the food.


Microwave Not Heating Troubleshooting Guide - YouTube

? 2:45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3SbJueEn1w
Aug 31, 2012 - Uploaded by Repair.com
Allow the circuitry to dry out by avoiding stovetop cooking for a few days. .... it to microwave, but its just not warming up myfood at all, any idea on how i can .... Everything works except themicrowave- it wont heat anything up.

Microwave Diagnostic - Has Power Not Heating - GE ...

? 2:34
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_iUYIV8wD0
Aug 9, 2013 - Uploaded by ApplianceVideo.com
Microwave Diagnostic - Has Power Not Heating - GE, General ....internals of a similar GE Microwave unit that would not heat food.... Sometimes it turns on, sometimes it doesn't. .... My GE microwave space saver does not heat but it comes on. ... What's Inside A Microwave Oven (Teardown / Taken Apart) ...

Nov 18, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I have a Kitchenaid YKHMS147HW microwave that started turning on by itself, and will not shut off unless I unplug the unit. If I put food in to cook, the food starts cooking as soon as I plug the unit in,...


Sounds like stuck relay contacts. Magnetrons need a high voltage source which is controlled by a micro to relay and then from relay to voltage source. Even the turntable works via a relay.

Oct 14, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Won't warm food


There is a fault in the magnetron circuit, not uncommon in older units. Take it back and get another.

Sep 05, 2013 | GE JES0736 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

My emerson microwave oven runs its cycle but doesnt warm up or heat up the food


If this is a older machine I recommend replacing it with a new one considering the repair cost will run more than a new microwave oven, the likely cause is a bad magnetron the most expensive part in the machine.

May 19, 2012 | Emerson Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

My frigadare microwave runs normal but wont heat the food


From the description you have provided, the magnetron has shorted. This a job for a professional because there is lethal voltages present that will kill.

Mar 27, 2012 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

My microwave wont heat up but runs normal


The make & model number would be helpful. There are alot of veriables that might cause this to occur. How long was the MW in use (the unit might have been to hot and the safety engaged) keeping the fan on to cool it down. There could be an issue with with one of the door interlock switches. Depending on the engineering, the control board could have had a hickup via a over current & shut down to protect itself. During the cut out was the cavity light on when the door was open. was the display blank. If you unplugged the unit waited a minute & then plugged it back in, did it operate again. It is not a good idea to open the control panel up, if your do not understand how to do basic electrical troubleshooting.

Mar 27, 2012 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Unit does not heat food. the light and rotating plate work but food is not heating.


It could be a faulty magnetron, which is responsible to warm up the food. If that is the case, then the cost price of that part is quite expensive and you are better off replacing the whole unit rather than spending money on buying the parts.Hope this helps.

Aug 14, 2010 | Samsung MT1066SS Convection/Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Ge spacemaker microwave JVM1330BW002 making noise, food not warm


bad news I am afraid. the heart of the unit has had a coronary and needs a tech to intervene

Jul 31, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

After use, fan keeps running and control panel not working


Hi, this is a major chip fault. this chip is located on the control board and, it is responsible for initiating the cooking cycle correctly. you will need to replace the control board asap. it has failed.

Jun 19, 2009 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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

Related Topics:

224 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

8820 Answers

Devabhakthuni...
Devabhakthuni...

Level 2 Expert

224 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1059 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...