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GE SPACESAVER MICROWAVE MODEL JVM130H 003 DOES NOT HEAT GOOD AND DOES NOT HEAT AT ALL SOMETIMES ON A CYCLE. MY ONLY FIX IVE CONSIDERD IS A REPLACEMENT SINCE IT IS A 1990 MODEL.

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GE Microwave ovens, and Microwave Ovens produced by GE but released under different brand names, have had several power problems for the past 20 years. Because it is so easy to sell parts and charge outrageous rates for repair GE never corrected the problems. They just continued it in the next model. They found that you would most likely purchase a new unit rather than paying $75. for a service charge, and $150. for labor plus parts (if out of warranty period).
Most failures were cold solder connections on the power relay board. These would come completely dis-connected after arcing and burning away the solder. Could be 1 month, could be years, but they knew it would happen. This power relay board feeds 120volts to the LV (low voltage) side of the HV (high voltage) Transformer. No High Voltage,,No cook. Everything seems to run normal, but if you listen carefully you will not hear the low tone from the HV Transformer. Over my thirty years in the business I have re-soldered rather than replace so many I couldn't count.
Next to that, a defective Magnetron.

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I CAN'T FIND THE SCREWS TO ATTACH THE TOP OF THE SPACE SAVER TO THYE BOTTOM OF THE UPPER CABIONET, WHAT SIZE OF SCREW IS THIS. WHY DOESN'T IT HAVE A NORMAL SCREW, I ALREADY WENT THROUGH ALL THE SCREWS THAT LOWES HAS.

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Its a free country Bage, but microwave energy is extremely dangerous! Repairs are not feasible unless performed by factory personnel under warrantry, and certified. I suggest you contact the manufacturer about the problem.

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Very easy to replace...at least on my JVM1790. Remove the top vent....the long plastic thing that runs along the top of the MW. Two screws on top of the micro. Behind the charcola filter (if you installed one) is an access area to the bulb. remove one screw and the entire assy comes out. Simply R & R the bulb.

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