GE JVM1190 microwave oven light comes on, but no the FAN or "microwaves"
Clock etc. see fine, so main 15A fuse is OK.
(unit is about 6 years old, normal house-hold duty, rarely use the convection cooking piece)
When I hit "minute cook" relays click (normal), light in oven comes on, but the (rather loud) FAN and "microwave HUMM/Noise" doesn't.
(its almost as if the computer is doing all the right things, but isn't "getting" that the actual NUKING isn't happening)
These over-the-range hood+convection units are not particularly cheap (or easy) to replace, so with some assistance perhaps DIY repair is an option.
thanks for any insight/assistance,
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Re: GE JVM1190 microwave oven light comes on, but no the...
If it were just just not cooking, I would suspect the magentron. But since the fan is also not working, I think you have a bad door switch.
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Try going to the breaker box and shutting off the power to the microwave for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn back on and set the clock. This fixed my clock and turntable both. Apparently turning off the power resets the software in the clock.
I have model GE Microwave serial # JVM2070SK02. I start to cook something and it shuts off 5~10 seconds. Keyboard is still lit up, but no clock, fan, light and you cannot operate anything on the key pad. Unplug the unit and it resets. Sometimes it cooks, sometimes it doesn't? It is getting more frequent with the shutting down problem?
If you're getting power at the outlet, the most common problems causing a "dead" condition are a bad thermostat (or thermal cutout / thermal fuse) on or near the magnetron, a blown internal fuse, or a problem on the control circuit board.
I would suspect the thermal cutout / thermal fuse in this case.
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If it seems to be a problem on your control board, we repair these for $39.95 nationwide in most cases.
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