Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
We had a power outage other time and once power was restored I see Clock sign on the display and none of the keys are working. I tried the following things in vain:
- Connect/Reconnected the power cord but same Clock sign comes up and none of the keys work.
- Pressed the Clock key for a minute duration of time without any luck.
I will appreciate if I could receive some feedback to resolve the problem. Thanks.
Your membrane keypad has probably failed.
If you might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.
It's at http://www.microwavedisplay.com/keypad_replacement.pdf
We have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info 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
Essentially you unplug the oven from the wall outlet, and remove the control panel assembly as per the instructions at the site linked above.
(Remove the grille from across the top, remove the top screw in the control panel frame, then lift up & out).
There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille.
Then unplug the keypad from the circuit board, heat up the keypad from the front with a hair dryer, then peel the old keypad off.
You have to make sure all the old adhesive is off or the new keypad will not stick.
I use paint thinner or mineral spirits, then follow up with isopropyl alcohol to be sure the panel face is squeaky clean and dry.
Then peel the backing paper from the new keypad and carefully press the new keypad in place.
You need to be precise - you cannot apply it, peel it off, then reapply it.
If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.
We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
William E. Miller, AS-EET
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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the "Stop" button on the microwave to
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2) Push the
"Clock" button once. Locate the "Hour" button and
press it once for each hour of time. For example, if the current time
is 5:15 p.m., press the Hour button five times.
the "Minute" button to set the second half of the time. For
the example above, you would press the Minute button 15 times to set
a time of 5:15 p.m.
4)Push the Clock button to save the time setting. Check the time on the microwave's digital display.
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