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2004 GE microwave Spacemaker JVM1440WH01 completely dead after over cooking a potato fuse behind panel ok power at plug ok

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL1800 (JVM1860WD 002) Stoped Working.

The control panel has built-in surge protection, and the high voltage probably tripped that. It will have to be repaired, which we do nationwide for only $39.95 postpaid. By rights, I would say the electrician should be the one to see to the repairs, including removing the control panel assembly to send in for repair. We have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams by entering your full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Posted on Apr 13, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker Microwave

May be a shorted door switch or possible bare wire somewhere that is grounded which is rare. Would suggest using an experienced technician check it due to high voltage.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL 1400 Microwave

Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Profile Spacemaker 2.0 Microwave

Hey, "timebomb" thanks for that comment but there is absolutely no food stuck there but we did fix it using another persons comments. We went to a local computer repair store and they GAVE us that anti static paper for FREE and we opened up the digital display and covered the inside back portion with the paper that I mentioned and IT TOTALLY WORKED our microwave has been working perfect now since we fixed it on like January 3rd, 2008. We are shocked!!!!!!! Boy, my interned bill paid for itself this month because after doing research we knew that it was going to end up needed a new magnatron plus labor costs, I would have hated to see that bill. WHAT A JOKE, GE definitely knows that this is happening. They SUCK!!!

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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SOURCE: ge jvm1440wh01

Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part (such as a shorted diode)

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Also, since you have a GE, there should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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We installed a GE Spacemaker Microwave. I put some potatoes in and the microwave was working, suddenly it went off. No light nothing, it just went completely dead. Came back ON after 15 mins,started...


The main fuse may be intermittent, causing complete power failure, the other possibility is a defective door switch not operating properly, or loose plug in the power feed, I suggest a technician to take closer look at the system because this could prove tricky to find the culprit.

Jan 26, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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I was using my microwave for over 10 minutes and before the time was up it completely shut off. No lights or power. Did it overheat? What can i do to fix it?


It may have blown a fuse, the fuses on some of the GE models are behind the control panel.
Try unpluging from the wall and plug it back in to reset the controls. Check your power trip to see if you have power at the plug point.

Jan 08, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Shuts down on potato button only


Not much info to go on here. Are you putting in the number of potatoes vs.the cook time? Most microwave potato functions would not read "5 minutes." It would be read as a request to cook 500 hundred potatoes.

Oct 15, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Model jvm131h002 Stopped working. no power or


yes, at the back of the microwave there are 4 or 6 screws, take them out and then pull the cover follow the cable( the one you connect to the outlet) going to the inside of the microwave inside you will see the fuse change it with the same size, it is a slow burn fuse

Aug 04, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE SpaceMaker JVM140001 just quit


Same thing happened to our unit. My wife had started cooking potatoes and we left house for an hour. Came back and unit was dead, nothing worked. Verified power @ plug. Unplugged, pulled control panel and checked fuse which is mounted @ top of circuit board (will now refer to as CB), back side of interface panel. It passed continuity test. Inspected wiring and was all intact, no sign of burn thru. Varistor visual also looked good, no discoloration or burns. Removed (5) fasteners that hold CB to interface and inspected back side. Noted minor "blackening" @ pin location #1 of the (5) pin plug immediately beneath fuse. Resoldered because connection looked poor. Plugged back in and tested, all features worked correctly!

Mar 23, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Model Jvm1440wh01


There should be a flame sensor (aka oven thermal cutout or TCO) located on the top left side or corner of the chassis.

You will have to remove the outer cover to find it.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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 & testing.

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

Jul 27, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Micro stopped working


Try looking at the microswitches behind the door.

Apr 05, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Overcooked potato overcooked the microwave


The magnetron probably overheated, blowing the thermal cutout / thermal fuse / thermostat mounted on it.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety 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

Nov 16, 2007 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE Spacemaker Microwave


May be a shorted door switch or possible bare wire somewhere that is grounded which is rare. Would suggest using an experienced technician check it due to high voltage.

Oct 06, 2007 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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