20 Most Recent GE JVM1630 Microwave Oven Questions & Answers


The only mode to service the door lock is the removing the lid. The screws are located in the back side and on the bottom of the oven.
First unplug the main supply !

GE JVM1630... | Answered on Nov 14, 2017


its most likely the magnetron but would need testing to be sure its not the high voltage capacitor or something , but part and repair charge will most likely not be worth it to you

GE JVM1630... | Answered on Jul 28, 2014


may popped the breaker would have to remove grille and control panel to confirm. unplug microwave first

GE JVM1630... | Answered on Nov 06, 2013


It should have a turntable on - off button.

If you don't have the manual, you can download it here:
http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/

Otherwise, your turntable motor or coupler may have failed.

It's not a big job. You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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

GE JVM1630... | Answered on Jul 20, 2013


It may be a shorted high voltage diode or a failing magnetron.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

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


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

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts here.

I'd recommend that your bookmark this link to your favorites.

GE JVM1630... | Answered on Apr 16, 2013


If there is no heating please do not switch on unless you have confirmed the fault. It is possible that the Magnetron is faulty, the temperature cut off is faulty or the main capacitor is short. It is also quite possible that insect can get into the oven and create soft spots. When you switch on these will create a short and make the voltage jump and in the long run damage the magnetron. Check this link to know how a microwave works:

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/microwave/a/5/1443/how-a-microwave-oven-works.html

So Remove cover after disconnecting , check for dirt/moisture in the cabin, if so wipe clean and dry, check the magnetron and area clean and use an jet air to clean off. Check the wave guide covers, if food had deposited
then it must be checked or replaced. See link:
http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/microwave/a/5/1146/how-to-replace-a-microwave-guide-cover.html

GE JVM1630... | Answered on Jan 12, 2013


Test the high voltage capacitor, the rectifier diode.or the magnetron.

If it additionally does not spin and no light, then check also the door switch.

The diode and capacitors can br tested. The capacitor must be allowed discharge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, even if power is off. Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their two contacts.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).

GE JVM1630... | Answered on Nov 01, 2012

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