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JE2160SF03 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

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All Instructions for the JE2160SF03
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tray would slowly rotate when door was open.

  • Customer: Bruce from Hanover Park IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I determined that one of the 4 micro switches that interface with the door was faulty. Ordered that part and replaced it. Had to remove the cover and front control panel (without removing any connections. Two philips screws hold the limit switch assembly to the bracket. After removing those screws, twist the whole switch assembly clockwise around the mounting frame and now you can remove the defective micro switch and replace it with a new one. This works for any of the 4 switches.

turntable not turning

  • Customer: Alan from Lytle TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Was sent the wrong part but wanted a pizza so I installed it anyway and now the turntable turns a 6 rpm instead of 3 rpm. I figured that the part I ordered was no longer available and that was the best you could do for a replacement part. Replacement was easy- removed panel from bottom of microwave and filed the sharp edges from the side cutters, remove the one motor screw and motor. swapped the plug over and installed the new part. Replaced bottom panel, plugged in and cooked a pizza.

table did not turn

  • Customer: Jay from Venice FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ordered the wrong part, (my mistake) new part took about 5 mins. no problem.

opened door , oven shut off instantly

  • Customer: Andy from Satellite Beach FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First remove tamper proof screws with vise - grips. Unplug capacitor ground out one side to discharge. Trouble shooting guide in a envelope in microwave, read it and did what it said. If 20 amp fuse is blown ( which it was ) replace primary and secondary switch and monitor switch. Switch assemble removes as a unit. Wires where hard to remove, you have to push on a release located on one side and pull to remove. Works great , only one switch was bad, but I did what the guide said. Draw a picture of wiring with color code so you do not mix up.

Failed Turn-table motor.

  • Customer: George from Jacksonville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordering was simple, had pictures with descriptions so you have no problem finding the right part. Receive 3rd day after ordering. Motor Replacement was ever easy, remove screws holding bottom plate, unplug failed moter, remove mounting screws, remove failed motor - Install new motor and screws, plug in power cable - replace bottom pan, job done. As a side note, the original moter was 2-watts the replacement motor was 3-watts, more power means better motor, and this motor runs very quiet. Totally satisified.

Not heat function

  • Customer: James from Skillman NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Went through diagnosis of the product, unit was not heating, fund the following items that were faulty, Wave unit was n/g, transformer ohm specs were n/g, also replaced main board due to poor LED visibility, changed out diode and capacitor due to age of the unit, unit working perfectly now.

Glass cooking tray broken

  • Customer: John from Laurel NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply replaaced broken cooking tray

Did not have proper tool

  • Customer: Charlie from Avon IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Understand the type of fasteners GE used in the appliance require a BRISTOL type screwdrive.....unfortunatley this tool is not a part of my tool chest.....after running my four letter vocabulary and the use of thin blade screwdrive a a small vise grip plier was able to get the little bugers out.....thank goodness there was only four.

Burned out bulb

  • Customer: Veronika from St George UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It took two people because we have built-in unit. The power plug was in cabinet above.First had to remove front frame in cabinet with Phillips screwdriver. Removed microwave from cabinet box (be sure to wear gloves, edges are very sharp). Then unscrew outer shell of microwave - easy process. Easy task to remove bulb/socket piece. We ordered part from Part Select - friendly service and the price is the best. Even with minimal shipping costs, the local prices were more than double. Important, it is a bulb and socket part.

lite bulb

  • Customer: vincent from McCaysville GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First you have to get the "security screws" out with a pliers or vise grips then it was a snap, just replace the screws with 1/4 drive screws for the next time you have to get in there !

Micowave not heating food.

  • Customer: Corey from Greenville NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just took off the cover, located the magnetron, replaced it and slapped everything back together and since then everything's been working pretty good.

Needed to replace burned out light

  • Customer: Charles from Lampasas TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply remove the cover after unplugging the Microwave. The light is attached to a bracket and unplugs from the electrical system and then pops out. Replace with the new bulb and bracket, reattach the electrical connection and replace the cover. Less than 15 minutes. Just need a special star screwdriver bit with a hole in the middle to remove and replace the screws holding the cover to the frame.

broken glass tray

  • Customer: Jeff from Warner Robins GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just placed it on the wheel

Replace lamp that lights the interior when the door is opened.

  • Customer: Annis from Scottsdale AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove bezel (4 Phillips sheet metal screws). Pull out unit and unplug from wall. Remove three sided steel cover (T15 or T20 safty bit required). Unclip double wire plug from base of lamp. Unclip and pull up on the lamp/bracket - discard. Push down new lamp/bracket, plug in wire socket to base of lamp/bracket. Replace steel cover and 4 'safety headed screws'. Lift unit, replug into wall socket. Insert into wall. Replace bezel and 4 Phillips sheet metal screws. Without the special "safety screw bit", this repair is impossible.

EVERYTHING WORKED FINE BUT IT STOPPED HEATING THE FOOD.

  • Customer: ROBERT from GAINESVILLE TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
TAKE THE FOUR SAFTEY TORX SCREWS OFF THE BACK OF MICROWAVE THAT HOLD THE SIDE PANELS ON.THERE ARE NO SCREWS IN THE FRONT. JUST PICK UP THE SIDE PANELS A LITTLE AND SLIDE TOWARDS THE BACK OF MICROWAVE AND IT WILL COME OFF. THE MAGNETRON IS VISIBLE BEHIND CONTROL PANEL. UNPLUG THE MAGETRON, TAKE A 3/8 NUT DRIVER , REMOVE THE ONE BOLT THAT HOLDS IT ON , REMOVE AND REPLACE WITH THE NEW ONE. PLUG THE WIRE (IT WILL ONLY GO ONE WAY) BACK UP AND REPLACE COVER.
All Instructions for the JE2160SF03
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