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JVM1490SD003 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for JVM1490SD003 parts

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All Instructions for the JVM1490SD003
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mICROWAVE WOULD NOT HEAT

  • Customer: Peter from Bessemer MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I REMOVED THE TOP PANEL OF THE MICR0WAVE AND THEN REMOVED ONE SCREW TO REMOVE THE CONTROL PANEL. rEMOVED OLD SWITCH. SNAPPED IN NEW SWITCH AND CONNECTED WIRE. REPLACED CONTROL PANEL AND UPPER PANEL.

Handle broken

  • Customer: Diane from North Palm Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
Removed plate inside door cover and removed old screws and plastic handle. Reassembled.

vent cover broke

  • Customer: robert from philadelphia PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
two screws out two screws in done in seconds

Broken Vent Cover

  • Customer: R P from North Canton OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Quick and easy repair. I also want to comment on the very helpful telephone assistance from your customer service rep and the very fast shipping. You are a wonderful Company to do business with

Broken Glass Cooking Tray: need replacement part

  • Customer: Steven D from Seminole FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took item from sealed box and removed protective bubble wrap. Placed tray in microwave, aligning tray with turntable sprockets. Perfect fit, perfect match! And the part arrived in three days and was very competitively priced. What more is there to stay? Will use PartSelect for other replacement parts. No brainer!

Door handle broken

  • Customer: Thomas from Washington DC
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This wasn't easy to do, it would have been better to have two people. Taking the plastic trim off the inside of the door is tough, and only gets you access to the top screw. (You need to take that trim off to remove the door, and you have to put the door back on before you put the trim back, by the way.) You have to remove the shield covering the glass in order to get to the bottom screw. I didn't think I'd be able to get that shield off, and another set of hands to help pry it up would have been helpful. All in all, it's worth doing because the part is only $40 or so, but I can't call it an easy fix. Also, since the top of the handle had broken where the plastic screw sleeve meets the handle, and the screw was still inside the sleeve, it was almost impossible to get the screw out. Needlenose pliers wouldn't do it. I finally had to use a drill to drill away at the plastic sleeve until it was almost completely gone to get the screw out.

latch and handle were broke

  • Customer: Ruanne from Kent WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
take the door off. The door lifts up and off. Once on a flat surface the job became must easier

Door Handle Broke off the Microwave door

  • Customer: Loretta from Stockton, Ca. CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went on line and found the part and read all the comments that had been written on how to repair the door and I found the directions on how to take it off and put it back on, so it helps to do your research on taking it off and putting another one. My son-in-law did it for me, it was quite difficult to remove the screws,and it took about 30 min to remove the door and take the screws out, but putting it back on was easy and took less than 5 min. So I was pleased, the part was ordered on Sat and came by FX on Tuesday, I was very happy with the service, and it works as good as new. Just do your research, that helped a lot.

When trying to run, intermittently, the light would come on but the tray wouldn't rotate or cook. When the door was open, the tray would intermittently rotate.

  • Customer: Sam from Chandler AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled out the unit and found 2 interlock switches that are depressed when the door closes. After cycling the door open/closed I found that one of the switches occasionally would stay depressed. The repair was easy (after I took off the panels so I could get to the switch) I simply removed 2 screws that attached the interlock switch assemblies to the main unit. Then I popped out the defective switch and popped in the new one. This did indeed fix my problem.

Old vent grille was broken at the two connecting points.

  • Customer: William M. from San Diego CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the two connecting points, cleared out the broken bits of plastic, mounted the new grille and screwed the two screws back in. Easy. Also, the new part arrived very quickly.

Microwave handle broke

  • Customer: Lane from Melbourne FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove door from unit. Place on cushioned service. Carefully pry plastic frame on inside of door to expose upper screw hole for handle. To gain access to lower screw hole, the inner metal frame must be removed. First, remove screws holding metal frame to door. Now carefully pry back the plastic tabs on each side. Once tabs are freed, metal frame easily removes. Install new handle, snap metal frame back, reinsert metal screws, then resnap plastic frame into place.

Bottom door latch was broken. Microwave was dead.

  • Customer: James from Severn MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Read instructions and viewed video. Project would have been very difficult without the instructions and video. Step 1 removed vent grill at top to microwave, by removing two scres. Step 2 removed microwave door by lifting. Step 3 used a one inch plaster knife to separate the plastic interior cover of the door. The video was most helpful. Use the thin blade of the plaster knife to locate snap locations of the plastic cover. Step 4 removed broken latch by applying slight pressure to the outside. Observed the attachment of the 'spring'. Step 5 installed new latch and spring. Step 6 reinstalled interior plastic cover. Step 7 install door. Step 8 install vent cover with two screws. Step 9 test unit.

No heat.

  • Customer: Mack from Jacksonville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the fuse. Result; did not fix the problem.

broken door handle

  • Customer: Harry from Aurora OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the plastic liner was re moved to expose the handle screws.the top screw was acessable and removable. the bottom screw was behind the metal support of the protective window.I used a over size metal bit in my drill to expose the screw head holding lower part of the handle. The screw was removed and the hole cleaned out for the replacement handle. job was completed

microwave won't heat

  • Customer: Stephanie from Kernersville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
bought a fuse but that didn't solve the problem. Guess I need a new microwave
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