Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Exterior bulbs burn out need to replaced them

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The owner's manual should tell you how to replace them if they are intended to be replaced by the user.

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

You should be able to download your LG / Goldstar manual here. If not, you can contact them via that page to order one.


You can download owner's manuals and installation instructions for several brands (including Amana, Frigidaire, Jenn-Air, Kitchenaid, Litton, Maytag, Roper, Tappan, Thermador and Whirlpool) here.
You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites. In some cases, the cooktop lights will short when they blow, so be sure to unplug the microwave when you remove or replace the bulbs.

If the lights short like that, it may damage the circuit board and we repair them.

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.

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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