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Ge Spacemaker XL Microwave Oven JVM 1650/1651

Fan came on by itself, and inside the oven it was very warm. Could not control fan with front panel

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  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    I have a JVM 1650 GE Spacemaer XL Microwave Oven. The power stops after
    a few seconds every time we start it and then we have to reset the tim
    and date. Occasionally it would keep going long enough to heat a cup of
    tea bu now it never stays running. I have seen nothing but bad
    reviews of this microwave since I started researching it online to
    figure out the problem.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. No....the microwave is not running on it's own.......just when we push start....it will run for about 2 seconds then shut off.

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The microwave is running even though your not pressing any buttons? it would be a control board problem,. could be main relay contacts welded together.

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I would wonder if you've had trouble recently with the cooktop lights?

Such failure can cause damage to the control board (which we repair) which can cause either fan to act improperly.

We regularly repair these control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

Also I would wonder if it's the internal cooling fan or the hood vent exhaust fan?

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I'm instead talking about the internal fan which comes on automatically whenever you microwave.

It is vital that the cooling fan runs, or the turntable and stirrer won't work, and magnetron will soon be destroyed.

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our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Accessing some parts may require you to pull the oven from the wall and remove the cover.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.


You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please include your full model number from the tag in or on the unit) for a free estimate and free tips & do-it-yourself advice.

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Our GE Spacemaker xl JVM 1630 has died and needs to be replaced. Who in Hoover, AL or Pelham, AL has one that will fit and will have the lights/fan on the bottom?


You should be able to contact GE and see if they have a "drop-in" replacement for your model.

GE Customer Service is here.

Quite often, microwaves are pretty easy for the DIYer to fix. Feel free to contact me with your full model and symptoms for free help.

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You have a shorting membrane keypad.

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running unattended.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please include your full model number from the tag in or on the unit) for a free estimate and free tips & do-it-yourself advice.

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We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so.

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, cooling fan, turntable, and/or inside light operation, too.

Details of our service are at our Web site, along with a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly with your brand, full model number and symptoms.

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So the fan motor's 21VAC winding is working. That's good.

But either the fan blade is loose on the shaft (a super glue fix) or the fan motor itself had failed.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

The fan motor is shown on the diagram there as reference # 78, part # AP3192806, located behind the control panel and adjacent to the magnetron.

I'm not sure you have to pull the oven from the wall to replace it, but if you do, the oven installation (& removal) instructions are included on the tech sheet inside the unit.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, and it is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

You can also download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

If you don't find yours I can send you a copy, or if you need more help, feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit).

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We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the
left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

I would check the cooling fan, then suspect the magnetron.

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