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GE JVM2050... • Answered on Sep 09, 2017

The rectifier diode could indeed be bad. But first I would want to know what value (in uF) the old one was and what is the value of the new one? If they're too far off, the difference in the capacitive reactance could throw off the "tuning" of the circuit. The uF value of the capacitor is optimized in relation to the other components used in the system. Of course, you'd also want to be sure your new cap is at or slightly above the working voltage rating of the old one, too.

GE JVM2050... • Answered on Apr 25, 2014

If it's a burning odor, and there's a buzz, or a hum that's louder than normal, failure of the the high voltage transformer or high voltage rectifier would be the most likely cause. A failed rectifier usually looks like it's been hot - may have small bubbles on the surface, or may be discolored. A transformer will emit smoke when 120 volts is applied to the primary. Keep in mind that these things run on 4000 volts, or more. You can easily be electrocuted poking around inside when the unit is running (the capacitor may stay charged with 4000 v for weeks or months even when the unit is off). if you don't have a working knowledge of electronics / electricity, it's best to find someone who does. If the rectifier is bad, make sure you discharge the capacitor with a screwdriver from terminal to terminal, and from each terminal to ground. It isn't pleasant having a 4000 volt jolt of electricity travel through your finger. I know from experience. You finger will light up nicely for a second, though. It's kind of neat, but painful! If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/david_29ad5d1dd86564b0

GE JVM2050... • Answered on Apr 23, 2013

Not the magnetron if intermittent. Probably a bad smartboard. Easy to replace if you know the basic precautions to take.

GE JVM2050... • Answered on Apr 21, 2013

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GE JVM2050... • Answered on Jul 14, 2012

There is a inner door trim on the inside of the microwave door that can come off to expose the screws for the handle. This trim is held in place by clips built into the trim.--------- Pry out the soft plastic door seal. Use something like a butter knife, and just work in the gap between the plastic door frame and the softer door seal. Go slow and easy, a little at a time, and the whole thing will come out pretty easily. (And it will press right back in when you're finished.)

You will also get access to screws that will allow you pull out the door glass and give it a good washing.
-------- Click the link below for more details:-- http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-door-handle-on-ge.html ---------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

GE JVM2050... • Answered on Jul 31, 2011

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GE JVM2050... • Answered on Apr 21, 2011

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