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GE Microwave - No lights, No fan, all else works great!

Can you help me with possible problems and location of parts that may be bad with my JVM130K GE Spacemaker microwave? The lights will not come on; the fan will not come on; but, all the rest of the microwave is working just fine. This is an over the stove, wall-mounted microwave.
Thanks for any input.

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  • kpeac190 May 08, 2008

    Microwave works but fan will not come on.

  • ranger360 May 09, 2008

    Ihave GE spacemaker microwave Model # JVM1631BB007 Tne lights and fan stop working what part do I need and where on the oven is it the part located

  • miachante Aug 14, 2008

    The fan is not coming on but the food is cooking. Is it dangerous to use this way?

  • jlkjmusil Nov 09, 2008

    No surface lights or fan either. Can hear a faint click when the you try to turn them on using the touchpad, like a relay is picking up.

  • crawford12 Mar 24, 2009

    No lights, fan works and microwave works. Here a click with the light button is depressed and the display shows "Lights On" and "Lights Off". Replaced the bulbs but still do not work

  • crawford12 Mar 24, 2009

    Doesn't look like that part is available any longer.



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Sounds like you have a bad control board.. part# WB27X801 this is located behind the touch pad..

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