Question about Jenn-Air JMV8196 Microwave Oven
I need the instructions to instal my microwave oven I'm not very handy since my husbent just to do all this home repers.
Jenn air JMV8000ADW microwave over-range
So it's dead? (No display, no inside lights, no beeps?)
A microwave can be dead for many reasons.
If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the thermostat to open. When it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.
If it's random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or fuse holder.
If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.
If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.
If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Please write back with more details if you need further help.
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Posted on Nov 18, 2007
First of all, what are the symptoms? Please reply back and I'll be happy to share my thoughts.
Many parts can be accessed without removing the oven from the wall by just removing the control panel.
You need to be sure the cord is unplugged, then you remove the vent grille that runs across the top.
Then you'll see a screw holding the control panel in place. Once that screw is out, you can lift out and out carefully to separate the control panel form the chassis.
If you pull any wires off the control panel, mark and/or photograph them first to be sure you get them ALL back in the right place.
There may also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.
Before you start, we have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site. You'll find a link to our site in our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
While they don't have their installation instructions online, the owner's manual is online here.
We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
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