Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Had a power surge and the unit will not power up

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It may be a bad fuse, a bad oven cavity thermostat, a bad magnetron thermostat, or a problem on the control circuit board.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven
here.

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.

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.

Accessing some parts (such as the thermostats) may require you to pull the oven from the wall and remove the cover.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.


You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid with a one-year guarantee.

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

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

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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