Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most of the time it seems to be the magnetron. The Magnetron is what heats the food, when you remove the magnetron sometimes you will see signs of wear like a black or brown spot on the tube sometimes there is even a hole burned through. A cheap place to find these part is Global Micro Parts in Dallas TX. Usually Magnetrons are about $30 - $45 and shipping is only 7.95 there web site is www.allapplianceparts.com
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
SOURCE: ge jvm 1653 won't heat
You've got a problem in the microwave circuit, which could be one or more of the following components -
1) HV diode
2) HV Capacitor
3) HV transformer
I am leaning to the diode, but it would take further investigation to determine for sure. Diodes are cheap, as if the capacitor, and replacing those first would not necessarily be in vain if it turns out to be the transformer or magnetron. And I would be most inclined to say it's the magnetron before I would think transformer.
Reply back what you find or if you have more questions.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
This most commonly is a bad door switch, other possible problems are a faulty relay or solder joint on the power module, but a bad door switch is most common.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
SOURCE: microwave does not heat
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the unit, your symptoms, as well as the answers to these questions:
- When you try to microwave are the inside light, internal cooling fan and turntable all working?
- Is there any unusual noise or is it louder or quieter than normal?
We have a sound clip here of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are working.
A loud buzz, hum, or groan is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, but a sound like gurgling into an empty coffee mug is one symptom of a failed magnetron, and yet the mag can be bad without that sound.
These answers will help me figure out if it's a control-level issue or a problem in the high voltage section.
Posted on Nov 29, 2009
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