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Old 07-31-2010, 02:25 PM
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Default Microwave overheats and shuts off automatically
Model Number: JVM1653SH02   Brand: GE   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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My microwave works fine but shuts off automatically when it overheats and then starts up again about 20-30 minutes later when it cools down.
I suspect that the ventilation motor is not turning on automatically when the microwave is in use as the "fan sound" is no longer there - it is too quiet. However, the bottom right hand button called: 'Vent Fan' works fine.

Any suggestions on how to repair this microwave problem?
Is there a switch I need to replace, or some other part?

Thanks for your help.

Trisha S


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Old 08-05-2010, 05:33 AM
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Default I need help knowing what part to replace????

Can anyone tell me what part I need to replace for this problem above?
Is it the ventilation motor I need to replace? Is that the same as the fan motor which is operated by the bottom right hand button on the face of the microwave? If so, it seems to be working when I push it.

The microwave is overheating and shutting down automatically to save the motor. It is overheating because the ventilation blower does not turn on when we use the microwave. Is there a switch which needs to be replaced? If so, which one? I have the parts diagram.

Please help.

Thanks, TrishaS
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:28 AM
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Can anyone tell me what part I need to replace for this problem above?
Is it the ventilation motor I need to replace? Is that the same as the fan motor which is operated by the bottom right hand button on the face of the microwave? If so, it seems to be working when I push it.

The microwave is overheating and shutting down automatically to save the motor. It is overheating because the ventilation blower does not turn on when we use the microwave. Is there a switch which needs to be replaced? If so, which one? I have the parts diagram.

Please help.

Thanks, TrishaS
Is there anyone out there who can help me figure out which part to replace for this problem above? It has been 2 weeks since I posted my first message requesting help and still I have not received any replies ....

I could really use some technical/electrical help here. I have the parts diagram so I can order which ever part is needed, but I am not sure which part to order.

Many thanks, TrishaS

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Default More info on this particular Microwave:

I was told to include not only the model number but also the serial number, so here are all the details on this microwave:

Model Number: JVM1653SH02

Serial Number: GH904119B

Manufactured Date: April 2005

Purchased & Installed Date: October 2005


Please help me figure out which part to order and replace.

Thanks, TrishaS
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I was told to include not only the model number but also the serial number, so here are all the details on this microwave:

Model Number: JVM1653SH02

Serial Number: GH904119B

Manufactured Date: April 2005

Purchased & Installed Date: October 2005


Please help me figure out which part to order and replace.

Thanks, TrishaS
Trisha,

With your basic description,

I'm pretty sure you've got a bad cooling fan and a weak thermostat.
(click on part numbers for information)

Part number: AP3188574

Part number: AP3188574


Part number: AP2026071

Part number: AP2026071


That's where I would start,if it were me.

Unfortunately,

This is a reapir, I normally would not reccomend a consumer Or DIY'r do.

It is a rather involved repair, and there are high voltage components involved, A very dangerous high voltage shock hazard to the repair person.
(Even with the microwave unplugged).

I have attached the part numbers that I would suspect you'll need, so you can order them if, you wish.(fan assembly and thermostat).

As I said before, I normally don't reccomend a consumer or DIY'r attempt this repair, but will assist you if you insist.
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Trisha,

With your basic description,

I'm pretty sure you've got a bad cooling fan and a weak thermostat.
(click on part numbers for information)

Part number: AP3188574

Part number: AP3188574


Part number: AP2026071

Part number: AP2026071


That's where I would start,if it were me.

Unfortunately,

This is a reapir, I normally would not reccomend a consumer Or DIY'r do.

It is a rather involved repair, and there are high voltage components involved, A very dangerous high voltage shock hazard to the repair person.
(Even with the microwave unplugged).

I have attached the part numbers that I would suspect you'll need, so you can order them if, you wish.(fan assembly and thermostat).

As I said before, I normally don't reccomend a consumer or DIY'r attempt this repair, but will assist you if you insist.
Joe,

I probably will not get to taking it apart for a few weeks, but thank you very much for confirming what I thought it was. I will open it up and then order the parts you recommended. I know about the high voltage capacitors and that they are quite close in proximity to where I will be working. I will get back to you when I am ready to install the new parts.

Thanks again! I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day and week!

TrishaS
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I probably will not get to taking it apart for a few weeks, but thank you very much for confirming what I thought it was. I will open it up and then order the parts you recommended. I know about the high voltage capacitors and that they are quite close in proximity to where I will be working. I will get back to you when I am ready to install the new parts.

Thanks again! I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day and week!

TrishaS
OK,

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Remember : Be very careful, when you start accessing the parts, I don't really want to hear bad news....
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So, Joe, Have you heard back from TrishaS?

I am contemplating a microwave repair myself. Is there a way to safely discharge the capacitors before poking my fingers in there? I'd really hate to report that I'd eally ha e o epo ha I' e u ned mysel .
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So, Joe, Have you heard back from TrishaS?

I am contemplating a microwave repair myself. Is there a way to safely discharge the capacitors before poking my fingers in there? I'd really hate to report that I'd eally ha e o epo ha I' e u ned mysel .
Tommy K.,
No, we have not had a response from Trisha S. Hopefully she'll see this post, and drop us a line, to let us know what occurred.
Discharging capacitors is a simple process, but dangerous due to the high voltage involved. You'll need a "well" insulated screw driver, holding it by the handle you'll need to place the tip of the screwdriver across the terminals of the capacitor,

Part number: AP3890071

Part number: AP3890071

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Of course, you've already removed power to the microwave, and have removed the cabinet and have access to the components. You want as much room as possible, when you're working with high voltage components, and in the control panel area.
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