While there are many reasons a GE Spacemaker microwave stops heating, the first step in finding the problem is making sure the unit is plugged into an active power outlet. Use a lamp or other electrical device to make sure the power plug is active. Many outlets in the kitchen have GFI plugs that turn off power when they detect a problem and stop the unit from heating.Continue Reading
If the unit is receiving power but still does not heat, a common problem is the door latch is not engaging when the unit activates. Food particles around the door seal often build up to prevent proper sealing and cause leaks. Clean the seal and area where it seats, paying careful attention to the hooks of the latch. Try heating again.
While there are many online sites that offer tips to repair a microwave, GE recommends do-it-yourself consumers not work on these units. Microwave ovens have a high-voltage capacitor that remains charged even if the handyman turns the unit off and unplugs it that creates an electrical shock hazard. These appliances have complex circuitry that is not consumer-friendly. They also require specialized tools that most individuals do not have in their toolbox.Learn more about Microwaves
GE Profile Spacemaker microwave ovens are part of GE's compact microwave oven line, designed to maximize counter space through small footprints. GE Profile Spacemaker ovens may also be designed for mounting in or under cabinets to further free up limited space in the kitchen.Full Answer >
Depending on the cause of the problem, repairing a GE microwave may require performing a soft or hard reset, replacing the fuse, or replacing worn and broken parts. If simple fixes do not solve the problem, users should contact a qualified repair technician.Full Answer >
According to GE as well as experts in appliance repair, a repair technician should be called if a microwave is running but is not producing any heat. The problem is likely related to the microwave's circuitry, which is very intricate, and attempting to repair it without expert knowledge is dangerous.Full Answer >
The GE JVM1440 Spacemaker over-the-range microwave oven features 950 watts of cooking power, 1.4 cubic feet of space, 10 power levels, two defrost settings and convenience controls. It also features an off setting for the turntable and a removable oven rack.Full Answer >