Question about Microwave Ovens
HI - I Have a GE profile spacesaver over the stove micowave that I have replaced the handle twice in the last six months. The man at the appliance part store indicated I may I have a problem with the tension on the door latches, that is making me pull the handle too hard. IS this possible? And if so Could I adjust the tension or spend more money for a professional? Or maybe the first replacement handle was just more quality- it broke were the bottom screw grips. Thanks!!
Hi - I also have GE profile spacesaver and the handle broke on the bottom only, did not want to spend money on a new handle. Put clear silicone make sure you put enough on and masking tape to hold it overnight has not come off in over a year, any ecess silicone just remove it with hands. Cheap and excellent solution.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
I have now had four handles break in just about 5 Years. You have to pull the interior door cover off, using a screwdriver or a hooked tool. Thten screws to get the old handle parts off and replace this. I am not sure about adjusting the tension but I think this will be the solution. I am getting tired of replacing the handles.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
I know its not the proper approved fix, but ours broke and after I looked at the price for a new one I just took some of the Mighty Putty stuff that you knead together and filled the cavity where it broke. I pushed the handle back in place and after it set it has held ever since. I do however have to add that we didn't use it too long before I think the magnatron maybe went out, so we really haven't opened it alot. My next problem is deciding if a '97 model justifies fixing up or replacing.
Posted on May 03, 2009
I have a GE JVM1653BD and I, too, had to replace the handle. I gave them an earful when I called telling them that a plastic handle is NOT worth $50!! After venting, they gave it to me for ~$20 or something and said it was a one-time good-will gesture.
It was made in 2001, and today (Feb 2nd, 2010), while warming my lunch, I heard a loud BBZZZZZZ and then it went dark. So, my point is, if you have one of these older models, don't waste $60 on a new handle -- I'm going to buy a new one, comparable models seem to be about $250-$300.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
Where are you getting the door handle?
Locally from an appliance store or online?
Could these be an old version, but GE has released a new and improved version?
Please post your exact model number (JVM14##XXX, etc.) so I can give you the current part number for the handle.
If the part number you bought does not match, you may have been sold an old style handle.
It's not unusual for manufacturers to discover that a part was too weak and then they quietly introduce a better replacement. But if you buy old stock from a part store, you're buying more trouble.
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
I have had 4 microwaves and they have all been different models and makes..... It finally dawned on me it was the heat from the oven that stressed the plastic handle with a metal screw in it and made it NOT hold up. It is obviously a design error for something built to be put over heat like that.... I think the industry should pick up the tab. BAD DESIGN AND MANUFACTURERS DEFECT,``````
Posted on Nov 20, 2012
I have a same problem with my GE Spacemaker microwave jvm1650bh05. I set up an appointment and GE gave me a quote of $275 to repair. That is literally as much as buying a new one. Some of the posts are helpful. I will order the door and replace myself.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
I have the same problem. I have a GE model number JVM1653BD
Can you please help me find the right handle as well as how to remove the broken parts of the old one to install the new one?
thank you so much
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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