Question about Microwave Ovens
If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.
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
NOTE: 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.
We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 24, 2015 | GE SpaceMaker Microwave Ovens
Nov 08, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Nov 07, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Nov 01, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Apr 30, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Mar 28, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Jan 27, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Feb 18, 2017 | In Microwave Ovens
622 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!