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Model PEB1590, small damper type door in right hand side behind grill moves back and forth all the time when not in use.The oven was purchased in June of 2010

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The cover is probably the magenetron. That is where the microwaves come from. If the bread was moist, it might have left condensate in the unit which is causing the sparking. Unplug the unit, leave the door open over night. If you can remove that cover, do so. Be sure to carefully replace it before using the unit. Never turn on a microwave with nothing in it.

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The Magnetron has failed, causing the waveguide to become damaged. If the waveguide is damaged/burned the microwave can not be repaired and should be replaced.

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SOURCE: GE PEB1590 microwave oven. Interior light burned

Remove the screws from around the rear of the oven and slide the cabnet off to the rear. You should be able to access the bulb from here.
WARNING: any time you work on a microwave you have to be careful of the capacitor. Unpluge the microwave and discharge the capacitor with a large screwdriver with a plastic handle.
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There are 3 possible openings that you could be alluding to. One is for the light, one is for the air vent, the 3rd is for the magnatron micro beam energy. The sparking can be from dirt buildup, from a loose connection, from a fan blade rotating or from the scatter blade rotating, or from the magnatron gun shorting, or from the mica cover plate if so equiped. Best to carry it in to a service place; it is usually worth fixing, adn only the magnatron failure would be the highest cost of the repairs. it is at least worth spending a diagnosis cost for someone to tell you the real reason and you'll know for sure if you made the right decision. Goodluck, Macgivor

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When the microvave in plugged into outlet it makes a buzzing sound but works ok. When the door in opened the noise stops but starts back up when door is closed.


I just had the same problem with my ge spacemaker microwave model number JVM1490bd. I removed the grill on the top of the microwave with two screws on top. There is one screw that holds the front touch pad on, remove the screw and lift up to remove. The damper assembly is on the upper left, my door was sticking and didn't make the limit switch. I moved the door back and forth making the switch a couple times and that solved the problem.

Jul 16, 2011 | GE JVM1490 Convection/Microwave Oven

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What does error message F5 mean?


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..

I'm not finding the one for for this model online.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

If it's a convection model, F5 would be a damper door sensing error, which is usually a bad switch.

More info on switches is here.

One of the damper-related components, either the switch or motor or the damper door may be binding.

The damper is a door inside that opens or closes depending on cooking mode. If the controller senses that the door is not in the right position, it will shut down the cook cycle.

If it's not a convection model, F5 is probably a sensor error.

On some models, "SENSOR ERROR" appears on the display when:
  • Using the sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected. Do not open the door until stream is sensed and time is shown counting down on the display.
  • Steam was not detected in the maximum amount of time. Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
Here's some info from Samsung, which is the actual manufacturer of these ovens:

"Some models are equipped with a sensor that can automatically adjust the oven's heating time based on the amount of steam in the oven. If your microwave is displaying E1, E4, or E5, there may be an issue with the gas sensor. For an E1 error, press the Cancel button and check on the food.

"Other microwaves do not give specific error messages and just display "8888" on the LED. If you get this error message, your microwave needs service.

"If the message is either ERROR or E-6, it indicates a mechanical fault.

"For all error indications, including the SE or 5E error, try unplugging the microwave from the outlet for at least ten minutes and then plug it back in. If the error persists, the microwave may require service. Please use our ASC Locator to find your nearest Authorized Service Center."

Feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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Aug 22, 2010 | Frigidaire GLMV168K Microwave Oven

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GE Profile microwave remove top grill


1. Unplug power.
2. Remove two screws holding grille, either on top of the front edge of the outer case or in the grille itself.
3. The grille should lift right out. In not, you may need to pull it to the left about 1/4".

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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Some models have them on top.

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Feb 04, 2009 | GE JVM1750SMSS Microwave Oven

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Need help with DACOR Microwave model PCOR30S, w/the minute timer


This is a problem in one of the damper-related components, most likely the switch, but it may also be the motor or the damper door.

The damper is a door inside that opens or closes depending on cooking mode. If the controller senses that the door is not in the right position, it will shut down the cook cycle.

Sharp models (and Sharp models made for Dacor) stop after 59 seconds.

See the attached sample photo for a typical damper assembly.

We have a very close service manual and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

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If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.

If your model is PCOR30, and you need a new motor, the part number is 66756 and you can order it here.

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Dec 19, 2008 | Dacor DMT2420 1200 Watts Microwave Oven

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GE Advantium SCA2000BAA


Excellent camera work! This is very helpful.

That door you mention is part of the "damper assembly".

In that damper assembly is a damper switch which detects the position of the damper door.

If the switch goes bad, or there's some kind of obstruction of the damper door, the control board will try to run the damper motor to close or open the door, as appropriate, depending on whether you're cooking in microwave mode or speedcook / convection mode.

It's not listed as a separate part, but that damper switch should be the same kind as the upper and lower door switches to the left of the control panel.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes. Maybe you saw that already?

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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Dec 14, 2008 | GE Advantium SCA1001SS Convection /...

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Faulty microwave function on the SHARP R-957 model (900watt)


This is a problem in one of the damper-related components, most likely the switch, but it may also be the motor or the damper door.

The damper is a door inside that opens or closes depending on cooking mode. If the controller senses that the door is not in the right position, it will shut down the cook cycle.

Sharp models stop after 59 seconds.

See the attached sample photo for a typical damper assembly.

Info on ordering Sharp UK parts / spares is here.

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Dec 10, 2008 | Sharp R-930AK Convection/Microwave Oven

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Micro/convection stops every minute


This is a problem in one of the damper-related components, most likely the switch, but it may also be the motor or the damper door could be jammed.

The damper is a door inside that opens or closes depending on cooking mode. If the controller senses that the door is not in the right position, it will shut down the cook cycle.

Many models stop after 59 seconds if there's a problem with the damper saystem.

See the attached sample photo for a typical damper assembly.

We have the applicable service manuals for your Sharp model and have uploaded them to our site here and here to help you.

You will need the
free Adobe Reader to view or print it.

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics. You can also call them at 866-779-5835.

For the Amana, There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts for the Amana by entering your full model number here.

The Amana's damper switch is called "interlock switch" and is located at ref# 15 in drawing #5. The damper motor is ref # 22.

If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.

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Damper motor runs all the time even when oven is off


Sorry for not getting to this sooner.

If you can stop the motor with just a finger, it is bad.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

You should check the damper switch as well, especially if the motor has been "running" more than it's supposed to.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Nov 17, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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Door is loose, microwave won't cook


The door switch mounts and possibly the door hinges need to be adjusted them tightened.

Unplug the oven, remove the cover if it's a counter top type or remove the grille and control panel if it's an over range type.

Then close the door and watch how the door latch heads on the door mesh with the door lathes and door switches.

Also check the hinges.

If the door latch heads are not activating the upper & lower door switches, then adjustment will be needed.

For many brands, you can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There is often 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.

Please reply back with your brand and model number if you need more help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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