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Turn table/Spacemaker Microwave

I have a JVM 1540. The turntable continues to turn slowly when not in operation. When I open the door it stops.

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  • jatcat007 Jul 02, 2008

    GE Spacemaker XL Microwave Oven

    Model JVM1650CB006

    Serial No. SF902282B

    Problem: After a power surge, I can not turn off surface lite. All other operations on microwave are working fine. I have tried changing bulbs. The only way I can turn off the surface lite is to unplug unit or turn off electric breaker.I appreciate any help. Thanks.

  • ctortarelli Dec 22, 2008

    My turntable does not shut off after the microwave stops. Even the turntable off/on button does not stop it...the repairman is shceduled for the second time. I am still less tha a year old. The first time he repalced the electrical panel. It worked correctly one time and now when I use it the turntable still runs. Opening anc closing the door, using the stop switche, nothing stops it. have unplugged the unit, awaiting my second service call..not happy

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    no noise from inside and no table turn

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TO jatcat007

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Please feel free to contact me directly. (See below)

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TO demps61

Chances are you have a bad door switch or loose door switch mount.

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

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 and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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