Question about GE JVM1653 Microwave Oven
My microwave just quit after three seconds won't work makes a funny noise then turns off can I fix it myself??
Sadly, we hear of this over and over.
This is usually due to a defective or loose magnetron causing electrical interference and disruption in the control circuit board.
If your magnetron was recently replaced, it may have loose mounting nuts or bolts or the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched.
It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.
GE had a campaign (but not a recall, mind you!) covering several models.
Details are in their bulletin at http://126.96.36.199/mwd/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf
Even if your model is not on the list, the same problem can occur, requiring a kit. I just think the difference is that GE has stopped paying for the repairs.
The parts kit (that GE used to pay for) is part # WB27X10489 and is shown here: http://188.8.131.52/mwd/wb27x10489_ge_mag_stir_kit.jpg
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
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Posted on Feb 27, 2008
The noise is coming from the high-voltage transformer being overloaded
by something shorting it out. Either the magnatron or the
high-voltage capacitor and diode. Replace the capacitor and
diode then if still not working, replace the magnatron. Its only
affordable if you do it yourself - buy the part on EBAY - lookup
Hope ya fix it!
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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