Question about GE JVM1340AW/BW/WW Microwave Oven

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Will not run

Everything works as far as the electronics goes, the timer counts down as if the oven is running, but the turntable, fan and magnetron does not work.

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    i HAVE THE SAME PORBLEM AS ABOVE WON'T RUN TESTED THE SWITCH FOR CO NTINUITY IT TESETED GOOD OCULKD THE SWITHCH STILL BE BAD?

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    everything works on it, except the cooking part. Only get a hum.

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. Other times, it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can 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.

Please reply back if you need more help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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