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Slow turn, hot food

The GE JVM1440 microwave went from working fine to suddenly running very, very slowly and hardly making any noise. Thought it wasn't heating, but heats to extreme temperature in seconds. Purchased (new) 6 mo. ago.

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  • mamacat Aug 24, 2007

    The problem isn't the turntable. The fan (or lack thereof) is the problem. That's way it is so quiet. There is a general slowdown and all the microwave energy is concentrated in one area. A 1/2 cup of water will boil in 20 seconds.

  • mamacat Aug 25, 2007

    Buffalo 12980, you are amazing!! Thank you so much. This was not the time to have a sick microwave. Our daughter is getting married Sa. and we have out of town guests. Pretty awesome when the mother of the bride can repair the microwave. Thanks again for your help!!!

  • GINLU Jan 05, 2008

    RUNS FOR 3 MINUTES THEN SHUTS OFF

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Underneath the deck is a geared motor that turns the platter. check for non lubricated bearings or slipping gears.

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2007

    ok, in the upper part of the cabinet is something that looks like a fan but isn't a fan. its called a chopper and is a metal blade that distributes the microwave energy. microwaves are supplied to the cavity [the oven] through a waveguide [ like a conduit] the chopper breaks up the energy. look for a bound up motor.

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