Question about GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven
The light bulbs on my JVM1650 went out. I pulled the plug and replaced the bulbs. Now the microwave resets after two seconds of operating when cooking and asks to reset time and date. Is this the same controller board issue?
Sadly, we hear of this over and over.
This is usually due to a defective or loose magnetron causing electrical interference and disruption in the control circuit board.
If your magnetron was recently replaced, it may have loose mounting nuts or bolts or maybe the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched.
It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.
GE had a campaign (but not a recall, mind you!) covering several models.
Details are in their bulletin at http://18.104.22.168/mwd/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf
Even if your model is not on the list, the same problem can occur, requiring a kit. I just think the difference is that GE has stopped paying for the repairs.
The parts kit (that GE used to pay for) is part # WB27X10489 and is shown here: http://22.214.171.124/mwd/wb27x10489_ge_mag_stir_kit.jpg
(Your model may use a different kit - this is shown for illustration purposes only).
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
After replacing the magnetron, if you still have a problem with your cooktop lights, the problem is on the control board, which we repair for $39.95 for customers nationwide.
We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
William E. Miller, AS-EET
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
Im still trying to figure it out. I have the same issue. The weird thing is that if i unscrew the touch pad control panel and let it hang (wires and all) it works perfectly!
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
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