Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
My GE XL 1400 Spacesaver is not heating things up again. Same behavior as last time, but this time, ohm testing the magnetron did not see anything wrong with it. (See my post (name sclieu) 2 years ago about similar problem with the same microwave: http://www.fixya.com/support/t336131-ge_spacesaver_over_range_microwave_oven)
I am not sure if the HV Capacitor is bad. It has 3 prongs, not 2. Is there a way I can test to see if it's good or not? If I can't test the HV capacitor via ohm testing it, what is a safe way to test it during load? Could it be the damn magnetron again???
It's what, about 7or 8 years old? I'd buy a new one on sale. Probably not worth messing with just to squeeze out another year or two. You can pull out the Capacitor and take it to any electronics appliance repair place and have it checked for little or nothing, but if it's bad and you order a new one you have no microwave for a while. IF that's the ONLY thing wrong you're back in business.
Posted on Apr 25, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: spacesaver micro not heating
I have a spacesaver profile and after 4 1/2 years the magnatron went out. magnatron has a 5 year warranty so it was replace,But I had to pay for labor. 1 1/2 later it went out again. haven't replaced it yet. had a friend buy the same one at around the same time and the exact thing happened to them. I'm trying to find out if this a recall or if GE will stand behind there product. lets face it the time a microwave gets used at minutes at a time it really isn't much
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
GE Microwave ovens, and Microwave Ovens produced by GE but released under different brand names, have had several power problems for the past 20 years. Because it is so easy to sell parts and charge outrageous rates for repair GE never corrected the problems. They just continued it in the next model. They found that you would most likely purchase a new unit rather than paying $75. for a service charge, and $150. for labor plus parts (if out of warranty period).
Most failures were cold solder connections on the power relay board. These would come completely dis-connected after arcing and burning away the solder. Could be 1 month, could be years, but they knew it would happen. This power relay board feeds 120volts to the LV (low voltage) side of the HV (high voltage) Transformer. No High Voltage,,No cook. Everything seems to run normal, but if you listen carefully you will not hear the low tone from the HV Transformer. Over my thirty years in the business I have re-soldered rather than replace so many I couldn't count.
Next to that, a defective Magnetron.
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
You may be looking for the philips flat head 1/4 x 28 tpi (threads per inch) threaded bolt that is
about 4" long. The tip of the bolt does not have threads, which aids in
locating the threaded hole in the top of the microwave:
General Electric's part number for their OTR microwave cabinet mounting screw is WB01X10180 (or AP3205964 or 942461 as listed on some repair parts sites).
A set of three is GE's p/n WB01X10125 (or AP3185225 or 910236 as listed on some repair parts sites).
This flathead screw is used on most Advantium Speedcook microwave ovens such as the SCA2001BSS03 or SCA2000FWW03 or SCA2001KSS03.
Here's a picture of three screws:
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
SOURCE: Wires to magnetron
The wire from the high voltage transformer high voltage tap goes only to one side of the high voltage capacitor. No other wire is connected to that terminal of the high voltage capacitor.
The other side of the high voltage capacitor connects to the anode (A) of the high voltage diode and to the "FA" terminal of the magnetron.
The cathode (K) of the high voltage diode is connected to chassis ground.
The pair of wires connected to the secondary (thinner) winding of the high voltage transformer are the filament wires and are connected to the "F" and "FA" terminals of 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.
It has the overall wiring diagram and schematic.
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Posted on Jul 13, 2009
I solved the problem by buying a new microwave and it was not a GE. I feel that GE should have had a recall on this problem, since it seemed to be a major problem in their system. I will never buy another GE product.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
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