20 Most Recent GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven Questions & Answers


GE JVM 1650 Microwave Night Light does not work

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

Sometimes this will also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

In your case, it may just be a shorted dimming diode, a black diode usually located between the light relay and the connector.

(Not to be mistaken for the tinier red-bodied diode on the other side of the relay that protects the relay coil).

If it is shorted, you will have bright lights in both the bright and dim settings.

In case you or someone you know has the tools and experience to desolder and solder small components, the replacement rectifier diode is not critical and can be any of these:

1N4001, 1N4002, 1N4003, 1N4004, 1N4005, 1N4006, 1N4007, NTE116, or NTE125 some of which are available form Radio Shack.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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.

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

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

William E. Miller
[email protected]


7/8/2021 11:02:39 PM • GE JVM1650 1000... • Answered on Jul 08, 2021

Fan runs when microwave door opened

-You're already answer yourself. Good luck Mai
12/31/2018 9:45:22 PM • GE JVM1650 1000... • Answered on Dec 31, 2018

This unit was produced in 2004. I had it instlled

its 13 years old it will probably be cheaper to replace it than have it repaired
4/21/2017 4:59:13 PM • GE JVM1650 1000... • Answered on Apr 21, 2017

Just had this microwave installed. When the counter light is on, the microwave becomes extremely hot inside.

pretty normal. the light generates a lot of heat. microwave is all metal, so it transmits the heat pretty well.
7/22/2015 4:43:53 AM • GE JVM1650 1000... • Answered on Jul 22, 2015
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