Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
My GE Spacemaker Microwave will shut down often and restart, after running for 2 or 3 seconds.
My wife thinks I'm crazy, but it seams to happen when we are heating small-ish food items, like baby-food in jars and cubes of frozen butter.
The solution I have found is to put a large item (like a cup of water) in the oven, and then it runs well.
I have heard that often it is the door switch, but do I need a new magnetron?
Any help would be appreciated.
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 maybe 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 someone you know 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
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 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 Mar 16, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 26, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
on Jan 01, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
May 27, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
May 23, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
May 03, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Feb 16, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Feb 11, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Feb 03, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Oct 19, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
106 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: