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I would be sure the filters and ducts are not blocked.
If you recently had a problem with your cooktop lights, that can affect the fan, too, but that can usually be economically repaired
on Jan 09, 2013
MICROWAVE IS DEAD. IT CAME ON FOR 3 SECONDS AND
sounds like you may have a blown fuse. . remove the 2 screws at the hop thats holding the ventillation grill. remove screw holding control panel. push control panel up slightly and lift out. . there should be another metal sheet covering the opening. remove and your fuse should be right behind that.
on Feb 05, 2011
Is the GE JE1640WA microwave still available? If
Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.
your present unit is 1.4 cu ft capacity.
so just google, 1.4 cu ft microwaves
21.88 in.this is the size of your unit
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on Jan 01, 2011
Microwave works with the door open
The top door switch is almost certainly defective or loose. Most likely the latter, and possibly due to a loose or broken mount.
Chances are that only the fan and light are on, but it's not wise to take chances with microwave energy, whuch can cause burns and fire.
One way to possibly test this theory is to pull up gently on the door and see if it stops doing it. But that's not a foolproof test.
A broken or loose mount can be caused by inadequate plastic or improper assembly techniques during manufacturing, by slamming the door, or other physical damage.
Bad door switches are usually caused by opening the door while it's cooking instead of hitting the STOP KEY first.
I have a helpful text file on door switches with safety tips that will help you. You can find it by searching on Yahoo.com (not Google) for
Good luck and be safe!
on Dec 01, 2010
Door latch broke.
Part is available,
on Nov 21, 2009
GE JE1640WA problem
Chances are you have a bad primary interlock (top door switch) or its mount is damaged or loose.Door switch
or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening
door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
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
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
door alignment issue.
should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit
control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is
very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
our Web site, we have a video
available showing how to remove a typical
over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
(Your mini-manual may show that your primary interlock is the bottom switch, so go by it)You can find
helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full
model number from the tag on the oven here.We're
happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your
thoughtful rating of our answer.
on Jun 08, 2009
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