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I have a GE spacemaker xl JVM1631 and it started to make a loud noise and gave off a burning smell. After reading some reviews online, I called GE warranty dept. They sent me a new magnetron. I replaced it but it's still doing the same thing. What else could be the problem? I also heard that I need to replace the diode..? Any help would be appreciated.

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SOURCE: GE Profile XL Spacemaker microwave oven

I would first advise you to check the waveguide cover. This is probbaly a large one, covering the ceiling of the microwave.

 

If there is grease or food debris on it or above it, using the microwave can cause it to arc and smoke.

 

Otherwise, it may be a problem with the high voltage transformer or magnetron. It would have to be checked.

 

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

 

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL 1800 Microwave It has a louder than normal humming noise and it isn't cooking anything.

On a GE...with a louder than normal hum and not heating...most likely the mag, but could also be a shorted H.V. diode. Most of the time on those it's the mag, but you better have the diode replaced also even if it seems ok. Most GE's have 10yr warranty on the mag. If you don't know what you're doing leave servicing the high voltage circuit to the pros. Wouldn't want you to have a "shocking experience" or take the risk of exposing yourself/family to any radiation leaks.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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SOURCE: Buzzing noise and burned magnetron antenna

Seems you've posted on this several times, and I've answered them all, but I'll cover this one, too.

GE had a campaign (but not a recall, mind you!) covering several models.

Details are in their bulletin at http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf

Even if your model is not on the list, the same problem can occur, requiring a kit. I just think the difference is that GE has stopped paying for the repairs.

The parts kit (that GE used to pay for) is part # WB27X10489 and is shown in the photo below.

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Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Replacement light bulb for GE spacemaker microwave

That model number doesn't look quite right, but nevertheless:

If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: New GE Magnetron. Where does this new HV diode go?

Fixed it. There was a back capacitor fuse (I believe that's what it's called) on the old magnetron. I removed it and put it on the new magnetron. The HV diode is on the big silver capacitor and very easy to replace. I just didn't see it. It was definitely the magnetron and I hope that this new one comes with a warranty for 5 more years.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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