Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Buttons on keypad have failed. Unit is two years old - second time I've replaced unit for same reason. Can I replace/repair keypad?
I always recommend that you use the hood / vent fan whenever cooking on the stove top. That can help keep steam out of the controls.
Also, I always recommend that users spray cleaner on a soft cloth (not on the keypad itself) then wipe the control panel off.
I recommend a soft cloth since paper towels can scratch the plastic.
Also, I always recommend non-ammonia cleaners since ammonia can crack and damage plastic.
Otherwise, the spray can get into the controls and lock it up or make it act odd.
If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
Thereshould also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind thecontrol panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which isvery helpful when troubleshooting & testing.
If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.
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William E. Miller
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
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