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GE Model # JVM1631WB makes an awful sound when cooking, and the turntable does not rotate. The sound is not normal, and may be related to the turntable not working?

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Yes! On many GE models (yours included) the internal cooling fan has a built-in tap (like a transformer) that powers the turntable motor, and in some cases, the stirrer motor, too.

If the internal cooling fan does not run, the magnetron can overheat in about two minutes and overheating too much will destroy it.

If the stirrer is not running, arcing will occur which will damage the stirrer and eventually the magnetron.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

The oven should not be used - and should stay unplugged - until it is repaired.

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

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Features

Wattage (IEC-705 Test Procedure): 1000

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Style: Over-The-Range

Clock: Plus AM/PM pad

Electronic Scrolling Digital Display: Yes

Electronic Touch Controls: Yes

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Time Cook: I & II

Time Preference: Control Enhancement (1/9)

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