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GE JE1640GA does not heat, the control is working but when you put the time and start its not working.

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  • masands Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with the microwave. The light comes on when I enter the time and press start.  There is a clicking sound as if the trigger to start the turntable, but there is no action inside the microwave.  The timer goes down to zero and beeps at the end.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    When you hit Start to cook, do the inside light and turntable come on?

    Any unusual noises?

    Is it louder or quieter than usual?



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The latch on the door of my microwave did not make a connection with the sensor inside.  The GE mechanic fixed this problem by slightly pushing the door upwards (with simple manual force).  That's it. It works fine now.

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What can cause a microwave to come on when the door is opened, never seen this before and is very dangerous. it happens with or without time set.


The most likely problem is a faulty door switch, you can buy new switches, but you'd have to follow the diagram here to identify which of the 2 switches you need to replace: See Part # 26
http://www.partselect.com/Schematics/GE/00008593i01.gif

you can find the parts here:

GE WB24X830 Monitor Door Switch PartSelect

GE WB24X829 Secondary Door Switch PartSelect

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Why is my je1640ga is not heating


You Most Likely Have A Defective Microwave Diode Or High Voltage Capacitor..Both Inexpensive & Easy To Replace..

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Je1640ga 001


That's either a shorted high voltage diode or a failed magnetron.

See:

http://www.microtechfactoryservice.com/diode.html
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)

http://www.microtechfactoryservice.com/mag_test.html


You can order GE parts from the Pros here.

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My GE jvm2070BH002 Microwave starts but stops.


Sounds like the control board. Not many parts in a microwave oven. That is the only one that generally goes intermt

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My GE Microwave JVM1850 will not heat unless I put the vent fan on.


That's really odd. I don't believe I've heard of that one before.

I would suspect the problem is on your control board, which in most can be repaired simply and inexpensively.

A YouTube video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes, is here.

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

Nov 30, 2012 | GE JVM1850 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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My 1998 ge GE JE1640GA 001 microwave, all buttons works,lights on, the problem is it will not heat,and the tuneable do no spin, please help


Hi,


Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with your Microwave Oven....

Basic
Microwave Oven Troubleshooting Tips

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I have ' GE JVM1350WW002 ' HR975833S Light and exhaust fan and clock and timer are OK. After I put time and press start button, inside light is on and timer is running but NO heat or cooking. I...


One suggestion I have is to remove the power to the unit and make sure capacitor is discharged, pull the wires off the magnetron and make sure they are tight. Clean connections tighten with pliers and reinstall.

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Can"t find a replacement model


Ge customer service should be able to tell you waht model is a "drop-in replacement" for your model.

Just be sure to give them, the full model number found on the tag inside the cooking cavity.

GE Customer Service is here.


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

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Microwave does not turn off when door is opened


This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount (which are pretty simple problems to fix) or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually 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. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

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.

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

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

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

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Aug 25, 2009 | GE Microwave Ovens

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