Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Does not heat but everything else ok. No buzzing noise.

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  • kathycastric Nov 14, 2010

    We have a GE Profile Sensor Spacemaker, Model JEM31SA002 Serial MZ900812B. How much is a coil? or where can I find out the exact price. We are moving out of the home we are renting and want to repair it the least expensive way possible.

  • kathycastric Nov 17, 2010

    No smell. Yes, all the buttons work as well as the light inside. I use the timer alot and the clock works too.

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Hi,

I am sorry to hear regarding the trouble. This is a common problem on GE Spacemaker. I would appreciate if you could provide few more details :-

1. Is there any smell present, might be burning or acid kind off smell?
2. Does all buttons work?

Let me know,so that we could proceed.

Hope i helped you.

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  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Nov 17, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Hi,

    There could be 3 Reasons for the ' No Heat ' situation in these Ovens :-

    1. Magnetron - This is an Expensive Part and most common Fault in GE Profile Microwave Ovens.

    Procedure to Test Magnetron

    http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_tes...

    2. It would be High Voltage Diode.

    http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.h...

    3. It would be High Voltage Capacitor.

    http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/cap_tes...

    The Last 2 would be Inexpensive to Fix.

    Note - It is always better to check HV Diode and HV Capacitor before you replace Magnetron.

    Let me know, if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

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Sounds like the coil has gone ,perhaps one of the kids has put a metal dish inside ,either way its cheaper to buy a new one than it is to try to repair it ,the cost of the parts alone when available are often more than a new oven from a discount store

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