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Microwave quit working. We

Microwave quit working. We were told that sometimes the timing gets off - were instructed to pull plug - let stand for 5 minutes - replace plug and re-set timer and then try it. This worked three times - now the machine just does not work.

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If interior light works, but you can't program the control, the main
p.c. board or the touch membrane switch has failed. If you can
program the control, but it won't start, there might be a bad
door switch. You would need some electrical experience to be
able to test each switch and find the faulty one. There are usually three switches, the primary, secondary, and the monitor
switch.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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When you put something in microwave and push for time it will run for about 5 seconds and fan will change tone and it won't heat anything


HELLO.

TO MAKE YOUR MICROWAVE WORK AS REQUIRED BY YOU.TAKE THE RESET STEP

4 Perform a hard reset. Pull the plug out of the wall power supply, and wait a moment. Plug the GE microwave back into the wall power supply to reset any anomalies with the microwave's memory. You will need to reset the time of day if you perform a hard reset.
5 Reset the time of day. Press the "Clock" button, and turn the dial to set the hours. Press the dial to enter. Follow the same procedure for the minutes and a.m. or p.m. Press the "Start" button to start the clock.

Thanks.

Sep 07, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Microwave shuts off to soon?? REPAIRING/FIXING MICROWAVE OVEN FAN


I had picked up a very nice stainless steel covered microwave at a yard sale for 5 bucks. They had told me it worked fine but they neglected to tell me it only worked fine for 4 minutes and then it would shut its self down and then you had to wait 3 minutes for the reset to take effect and then you had another 4 minutes of cooking.

Let me tell you this got old in a hurry. I looked on the internet for expertise advice by stating my case in the google search bar. There were 20 different relays and fix this and fix and replace thats on there.

I decided to just take the back cover off and have a look for my self.
once I was inside i was touching this and poking that and noticed it was really dusty inside with plenty of left over spider homes so i used my computer air can spray and clean it all out.
I thought maybe it just might have been the problem as bad as it was in there so I plugged it in with the back still off and it shut down in 4 minutes just like before.
Something was wrong and I couldn't quit place it so I tried it again after the relay clicked back on. Then I saw it. The cooling fan was not turning.
I unplugged it and tried to turn it by hand after squirting some WD 40 on it and the plastic blade would turn but not the shaft the blade was attached to. So I got a pair of pliers and worked the shaft until it broke free. Squirted a little more oil on it and it became nice and smoooooth oh boy!!!

I then plugged it back in and set the timer to 5 minutes. By the way never touch anything inside one of these while it is plugged in.
The microwave approached the 4 minute mark and I stood there with my fingers crossed watching the fan run as smoooooth as can be.
Wallah!! it passed the 4 minute shut off mark and made it to the 5 minute mark until it quit because the timer ran out.
I did this again at 10 minutes and it made it all the way through without shutting down.
I now have a great working $5.00 microwave and it didn't cost me anything more but a little time and couple squirts of oil.

So if you experience the same early shut down time then now you can maybe good lucky like me and repair it your self by a flick of the fan blade.
I hope this will help you same some money. The Raz Shack

on Apr 22, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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Refigarator and freezer no longer cold enough. freezer is not freezing and refigarator is not cold enough, food is going bad. Unit is not yet 5 years old.


pull out the plug for the fridge and let it stand for 7 days then plug in after seven days.the problem is that the fan that circulates the air is cloged up with ice so you have to give time for the ice to melt off.

Mar 04, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Wont work


Don't know this particular model, but it sounds like you are just pressing the time buttons for cooking and not actually setting the time clock which is what it's asking for. Are you following the instructions for setting time as detailed in your instruction book?

Oct 20, 2009 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

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GE SpaceMaker JVM140001 just quit


Same thing happened to our unit. My wife had started cooking potatoes and we left house for an hour. Came back and unit was dead, nothing worked. Verified power @ plug. Unplugged, pulled control panel and checked fuse which is mounted @ top of circuit board (will now refer to as CB), back side of interface panel. It passed continuity test. Inspected wiring and was all intact, no sign of burn thru. Varistor visual also looked good, no discoloration or burns. Removed (5) fasteners that hold CB to interface and inspected back side. Noted minor "blackening" @ pin location #1 of the (5) pin plug immediately beneath fuse. Resoldered because connection looked poor. Plugged back in and tested, all features worked correctly!

Mar 23, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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What does -F6- code stand for?


F6 means a problem in the control circuit board.
Try unplugging the microwave with the door open, then plug it back.
Try the solution that you find here, if it does not work the panel must be replaced.

Sep 10, 2008 | Kenmore 63652 Microwave Oven

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Panasonic NN-S254 additional installation instructions


I just removed mine. There should be two long screws coming down from above into the unit. Remove them completely and then lift the microwave up towards the cabinet and slide forward. Sometimes some jiggling will help.
Leave the hanger assembly on the wall. It has the two prongs that go into the "insert" slots

Jun 05, 2008 | Panasonic NN-S254BF Microwave Oven

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GE Microwave JE1640 works only when holding the switch


VK, most likely the switch body has become loose and it's out of adjustment. Unfortunately, to gain access to it, you'll have to remove the MW from the cabinet, set it on a suitable work area and disassemble it. Before doing anything like this, please read the following link carefully and ask yourself if you're up to it... http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/safety.html Remove the trim then remove the screws holding the MW. Pull the MW out and rotate slightly to see where it's plugged in and unplug it. Then pull it all the way out. Remove all the aluminum trim from the MW and all the screws holding the cabinet. To remove the cabinet, stand behind the MW and grasp both sides... pull back and up at the same time. Set aside. NOW!!! DISCHARGE THE CAPACITOR AS PER THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE LINK ABOVE!!! OK, up by the control panel, you'll see the latch/lock assy. (it has 3 brown switches mounted to it). It's held in place by 2 screws, the lower screw is the one you'll be working on. Adjust this by opening and closing the door and watch the action on how it works and make your adjustments as needed. Now, you'll need to test it before reinstalling. Plug it in, BUT DON'T TOUCH ANY WIRING! Now give it a try. If you need to make another adjustment, DISCHARGE THE CAPACITOR AGAIN BEFORE DOING SO!!! Do this every time you plug and unplug! Continue adjusting 'til you get it. Now, there's a chance that one of those switches is about to go bad and the mounting bracket is fine. In this case, those switches are generic... not GE specific. Remove the wiring from the switches and make notes on their respective locations. Remove the switches from the bracket (starting from the top) and label them 1, 2 and 3. Take these to your local appliance parts store and ask for generic replacements, they are cheap... about 5 bucks each. Then replace them in the same order you removed them. And re-test. This will get you fixed, but please be careful working on Microwave ovens. They are dangerous!

Sep 27, 2007 | GE JE1640 Microwave Oven

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