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GE Spacemaker microwave XL1400

My microwave was working, but when I opened the door a few seconds before the timer went off, it stopped working completely. I checked the main fuse panel and it was fine, so I suspect I've blown an internal fuse. There is a panel at the top of the inside of the unit with open/close arrows. I suspect this may be for servicing, and could contain the fuses. Can you offer any suggestions?

My XL1400 stopped heating, but clock, panel, fan works.

Thanks in advanced!


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  • boltonr Nov 26, 2008

    I've have the exact problems.

  • dwlangefels Dec 03, 2008

    GE Spacemaker Microwave XL1400. Same problem as listed above. Everything works except nothing gets heated. A couple of days before it stopped working, there was a sensor error while making popcorn. Now when attempting to use the microwave (and it does not heat anything) I get the same error.

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If everything else is running but the food is not heating, the microwave generator is shot and needs to be replaced... Unfortunately, you need to be certified in handling the units so the average consumer cannot buy one (at least not as far as I could find when I had to replace mine) .

Will cost $150 to $200 so unless you have a pretty fancy microwave it will probably cost less to just replace the whole darn thing - So much for going green!

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If you or a friend decide to work on it, 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 remove the vent grille held on by screws and/or clips then you'll see a screw at the top of the control panel.

Then the control panel should either lift up and out or forward and down.

The fuse is normally near the door switches, on the floor behind the controls, or on a metal plate near the transformer or fan.

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

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

The actual model number is like JVM1460. XL1400 is just a "line" and won't help in finding parts.

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

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