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GE Spacemaker - Model#: JVM231BL001 (1994) No power to light bulb sockets or the wires they connect to... (used volt meter to check) Is there a fuse located somewhere that I can replace?

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Why if you put in a new light bulb the light bulb does not go on


It is because the light bulb may not be the problem to begin with. You should check the light bulb socket and related wiring and connectors for any cold solder joints.

If you have a multimeter you can check to see if there is any AC voltage going to the socket. If you don't know whast your doing then I would suggest you get someone that does. Remember your dealing with 120 volts.

good luck

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Light doesn't go off and microwave doesn't work


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you


  1. Inspect the power cordUnplug the power cord and check for voltage at the outlet. Also inspect for damage, shorts, or burn marks that can be a possible safety hazard.
  2. Bad door switchIf your microwave does not work at all and you know everything is plugged in properly and the outlet is functioning, then also check the door hooks and the door release button. Using a volt-ohm meter on RX1, check your terminals. When your microwave door is closed you should have a reading of zero. Once the door is open the reading should change to infinity. If these readings do not match up, replacement of the door switch is necessary.
  3. Blown fusesTo determine if your fuse has blown out, which may attribute to your microwave not running, you need to pull the fuse out using a pair of fuse pullers. Lay it down and using a volt-ohm meter on RX1, check both ends of the fuse in question. If you do not get a reading of zero, then you will need to replace the fuse.
  4. Bad fan motorLocate the fan and remove the leads. Again using the volt-ohm meter on RX1, check the terminals. If an infinity reading is displayed, it means that the fan has gone bad and requires replacement.

  1. Light bulbIf your microwave light bulb is not working, perhaps it has blown. The first step is to replace the bulb and power on the microwave. If this does not correct the issue, the next step is to check the socket and wiring to verify if that is the problem.
  2. Light bulb socket & main control boardIf your microwave light bulb is not working after the installation of a new bulb, check the light socket as well as the wiring to ensure they are properly operating. If these sources are functioning properly, the next step is to check for a faulty control board as a possible root cause to your microwave light bulb malfunction.

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JVM1340WW 003 heard pop now bottom lights do not work.


MAKE this test and fix it. God bless you

  1. Light bulbIf your microwave light bulb is not working, perhaps it has blown. The first step is to replace the bulb and power on the microwave. If this does not correct the issue, the next step is to check the socket and wiring to verify if that is the problem.
  2. Light bulb socket & main control boardIf your microwave light bulb is not working after the installation of a new bulb, check the light socket as well as the wiring to ensure they are properly operating. If these sources are functioning properly, the next step is to check for a faulty control board as a possible root cause to your microwave light bulb malfunction.

Nov 01, 2013 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Microwave heats, but the turntable and lights don't work


see the chart for light 1)
  • Light bulbIf your microwave light bulb is not working, perhaps it has blown. The first step is to replace the bulb and power on the microwave. If this does not correct the issue, the next step is to check the socket and wiring to verify if that is the problem.
  • Light bulb socket & main control boardIf your microwave light bulb is not working after the installation of a new bulb, check the light socket as well as the wiring to ensure they are properly operating. If these sources are functioning properly, the next step is to check for a faulty control board as a possible root cause to your microwave light bulb malfunction
  • 2) the carousel inside your microwave won't turn when you run it, the small motor that operates it may be broken.
    God bless you

    Sep 30, 2013 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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    How to halogen light bulbson my microwave JVM3670Sk03 I have changed one I know there is another one how do i change it please advice thanks anna


    That's covered on pages 35 & 36 of your owner's manual.

    If for some reason you don't have yours, you can download it here.

    Cooktop Light/Night Light

    On models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and
    EMO4000, replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt,
    40-watt incandescent bulb (WB36X10003), available
    from your GE supplier.

    On models JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and
    JVM3670, replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt,
    20-watt halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from
    your GE supplier.

    To replace the bulb(s), first disconnect the
    power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel
    or pull the plug.

    Remove the screw at the left edge of the light
    cover and push on the right edge of the cover
    to open.

    Be sure the bulb(s) to be replaced are cool
    before removing. After breaking the adhesive
    seal, remove the bulb by either gently turning
    (for models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and
    EMO4000) or pulling straight out (for models
    JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and JVM3670).

    Replace with the same size and type bulb.

    Raise the light shield and replace the screw.

    Connect electrical power to the oven.

    Oven Light

    Replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt, 20-watt
    halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from your GE supplier.

    To replace the oven light, first disconnect the
    power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel
    or pull the plug.

    Remove the top grille by taking out the screws
    on top of the grille that hold it in place and
    sliding the grille to the left (opening the door
    makes grille removal easier).

    Next, remove the light cover.

    On some models, the light cover is located
    in the center of the top opening. Remove the
    screw that secures the light cover and lift the
    cover off.

    On some models, the light cover is located at the
    left of the top opening. Lift the cover off.

    Pinch the clips that hold the light socket in
    place and lift the socket out.

    Remove the bulb from the light socket by
    pulling straight out. Replace with the same size
    and type bulb, then replace the light socket and
    cover.

    Replace the grille and screws. Connect electrical
    power to the oven.

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

    Jun 08, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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    GE Spacemaker Microwave lights flicker on then off


    There must be a short in the wiring between the bulb sockets and the power supply or control board. Otherwise the short may be in the bulb sockets themselves.
    I would test the connections to make sure the wires aren't loose and all solder joints are tight. If all wires look good, and bulb sockets are tight, then the problem may be faulty capacitor

    Jul 09, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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    Have an installed GE Microwave jvm1870 with a burned out oven bulb. Have replacement bulb but can not see how to get to the old bulb to replace it.


    From the owner's manual:

    Cooktop Light/Night Light

    On models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and EMO4000, replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt, 40-watt incandescent bulb (WB36X10003), available from your GE supplier.

    On models JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and JVM3670, replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt,
    20-watt halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from your GE supplier.

    To replace the bulb(s), first disconnect the power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull the plug.

    Remove the screw at the left edge of the light cover and push on the right edge of the cover to open.

    Be sure the bulb(s) to be replaced are cool before removing.

    After breaking the adhesive seal, remove the bulb by either gently turning (for models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and EMO4000) or pulling straight out (for models JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and JVM3670).

    Replace with the same size and type bulb.

    Raise the light shield and replace the screw.

    Connect electrical power to the oven.

    Oven Light

    Replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt, 20-watt halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from your
    GE supplier.

    To replace the oven light, first disconnect the power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull the plug.

    Remove the top grille by taking out the screws on top of the grille that hold it in place and sliding the grille to the left (opening the door makes grille removal easier).

    Next, remove the light cover.

    On some models, the light cover is located in the center of the top opening.

    Remove the screw that secures the light cover and lift the cover off.

    On some models, the light cover is located at the left of the top opening.

    Lift the cover off.

    Pinch the clips that hold the light socket in place and lift the socket out.

    Remove the bulb from the light socket by pulling straight out.

    Replace with the same size and type bulb, then replace the light socket and cover.

    Replace the grille and screws.

    Connect electrical power to the oven.

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

    Jun 26, 2009 | GE Microwave Ovens

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    Need new light bulb socket for GE spacemaker mircrowave


    The bulbs are glued in at the factory. Unplug the microwave and see if you can remove the base of the bulb from the socket with needle nose pliers. You may have to twist the heck out of the bulb base but it should come out. If you do need a new socket it is available at www.geappliances.com under parts and accessories. Or call 1-800-626-2002 for GE factory parts

    Dec 20, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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    Light bulbs burning out


    That does sound odd! On one hand, I would suspect that maybe the door is getting slammed and that vibration may be contributing to the failure. But that would be much more likely for an incandescent bulb than a fluorescent type. Which is yours? You may have a bad connection on the socket which is causing some excess heat. Does the blown bulb look funny on the ends or at the connection? Assuming you're using the bulb your manual calls for, and the socket is okay, it may be a problem on the control board. Once you've digested this reply, let me know what you find and we can take it from there.

    Oct 20, 2006 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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