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JVM1860SF001 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

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Springs and brackets on grill assembly broke off; brittle brackets, causing fan vent door to fall off.

  • Customer: Toni from Jackson NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove the two phillips screws on top (put screws aside to re-use) then slide the grill assembly to the left to remove. I took advantage to clean the built up grease behind the assembly before putting the new one on. (Note: The new assembly came with screw posts instead of the metal clips, to secure with the screws you removed from the old assembly). Slide the new assembly on, from the left side, slide it to the right, line up your screw holes, and secure with the two screws. Test by putting the fan on. Just a reminder, remove the plactic sheeting that protects the stainless cover and plastic assembly before placing onto Microwave. This site has helped me keep my appliances in top shape. Thank you!

Light bulb replacement

  • Customer: Fadel from Visalia CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Buying the bulb and doing the replacement my self was the best thing I had done. The same problem happened last year and I had the American Home shield insurance at that time so I called the company and they took three weeks between ordering and replacing the light, they showed me the final bill and it was $240.00....!!! This time I bought the light through partselect, got it within 48 hours and did he replacement myself within 15 min, I followed the instructions on the video and had to do an extra step ( due to the model I have) but I was able to replace the bulb and yooohooo it was working when I reconnect the power... I am a person who never tried to fix any electrical appliance before, but after this experience I will always try to do it myself... Believe me if I can do it and felt it was easy you can do it.... Thank you Partselect.... I can't speak high enough about you

Plastic turntable coupler broke

  • Customer: Paul from Spring TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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1. Unplug the microwave or switch off the breaker to the microwave. 2. Unscrew 5 screws on the bottom plate of the microwave. The plate swings down by the hinges on the back. 3. Unplug the wires leading to the turntable motor and make note of which color wire goes on which side of the motor plug. 4. The initial instructions said unscrew the screw holding the motor but my model has two screws. Remove the screws and lower the motor. 5. Insert the plastic coupler from inside the microwave through the hole in the center of the base. The coupler has a half moon shaped female shaft that connects to the male shaft that extends up from the motor. Slide the motor shaft into the plastic coupler. 6. Replace the screws that hold the motor onto the base of the microwave. 7. Plug the power wires back into the motor with the wires in the correct position as noted above. 8. Plug in the microwave and turn it on to check if the turntable now turns. Mine did not at first so I unplugged the microwave and the motor wires. It turns out you can plug the motor wires in and they don't connect correctly. I reconnected the motor plug and plugged the microwave back in and turned it on. This time the turntable was working. 8. Replace the five screws on the bottom plate of the microwave. Done.

Light out in Microwave Oven

  • Customer: Larry from Louisville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Read the instructions-unplugged. Removed two screws on top of microwave holding the grill in place. Moved grill to left and removed it. Removed old charcoal filter and then removed one more screw from bulb cover (just below charcoal filter). Removed the lamp from the bracket and replaced with new lamp being careful not to touch with fingers because oil will destroy halogen bulbs (use packing material to put in bulb). Replaced lamp in bracket; replaced bulb cover & screwed in place; replaced charcoal filter;& replaced grill & plugged in.

interior/exterior bulb replacement

  • Customer: Gerry from New Milford CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Inside "cavity" bulb was a PITA. Need to remove top decorative trim (2 screws and tabs) to access bulb housing. Broke 1 screw tab so be careful (Wiggle it more). Acccess to bulb housing was made for younger smaller hands, attached by 1 screw. Remove screw, rotate housing, replace bulb. Reverse proceedure. Outside bulb, cake...1 screw, drop lens replace bulb, your done.

Replaced burned out lightbulbs

  • Customer: Teri from Carmel NY
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Disassembled the bottom of the microwave in order to access the lightbulb sockets. Unfortunately, 1 of the 2 replacement bulbs broke during the installation process - 1 of the pins broke off while trying to insert it. Now I have only 1 bulb so the light is not as bright as it should be. It took me several trips the HomeDepot only to have to return the bulbs. Fortunately, PartSelect shipped the correct replacement bulbs the first time.

Quit working

  • Customer: William from Socorro NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Just like the directions said. Very simple.

Microwave needed replacement of its charcoal filter

  • Customer: Shahana from Ashburn VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The top edge of the microwave has a grill that had to be removed. To do that we took the two screws off and slowly slid the grill to the left before removing it. We had seen this on youtube. We have to be careful here because the grill has three plastic tabs that we cannot see. These tabs slide out from their tiny slots in bigger slots when we are sliding the grill to the left. The grill then comes off easily. No force is needed here so be gentle as much as you can. The charcoal filter can then be inserted in the microwave and tilted holding the front edge. The filter rests at an angle. The edges of the filter fits in the two corners of the space for the filter. The grill can then go back in place again with its tabs to slide in their slots slowly. Screws go back too. You now have a new charcoal filter for 6 months to a year depending on frequency of usage.

Motor and fan turned on when door was opened.

  • Customer: Neal from White House TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Loosen the two long anchor bolts that screw into the top of the microwave cabinet. These are usually in a shelf or cabinet directly above the microwave. Tilt the microwave forward enough to remove the 2 Phillips head screws from the top of the microwave cabinet. They are near the front. When these two screws are out, remove the fan vent. Once the fan vent is off, remove one screw that holds the control pad in place. Let it hang down. Just to the left of the control pad, you will see wires leading to three switches that close when the door is closed. Use a torx driver to remove the two screws that hold the switch bracket in place. With the bracket out, unplug the wire harnesses. On the opposite side of the wiring connected, a tab holds each switch in place. Lift the tab and slide the switches out. Usually, the bad switch will be identified by a loose or broken spring. Test them by pressing down on the switch. If you notice the bad switch spring, this is usually the bad one. When you have the new one, simply push it back into the appropriate slot and be sure that the holding tab snaps back in place. Plug the wires back in and re-attach the bracket. Put the control pad back on, then the fan vent. When down with those, push on the bottom of the microwave to lift it back into place and tighten the two anchor bolts in the top.

Fan stayed running when door was open...all else working fine

  • Customer: Marla from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First, unplug microwave. Unscrew two screws at top of microwave, slide grill cover left and remove. This allows access to single screw holding control panel. Remove this screw and lift up control panel to remove. Secondary door switch is black switch at lowest position. The switch is held in place by a lever in back and very hard to get to. Remove the wires plugged into the switch, then remove two screws holding the plastic switch mount that holds all three switches. These screws use a "star" type screwdriver. Once the plastic mount is free, lift it up, right, and tip it slightly to find the lever that will release the black secondary door switch (the lowest switch)...release the broken switch, snap the new switch in its place. Replace the plastic mount by lifting and replacing back into position and replace the two "star" screws. Now, replace the wires onto the new switch, and test operation. Replace control panel, and top grill. It goes faster than it writes...getting the old switch out through that difficult to reach lever was the hardest part...still less than thirty minutes.

Drive motor for microwave turntable was bad

  • Customer: James from Richmond KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I disconnected all power to the microwave. I removed the five screws from the bottom panel. Disconnected the motor. I removed the two screws from the motor. I then switched the old motor for the new motor and reversed the process. Very easy. Maybe 10 min. Definitely beat buying a new microwave! Thanks

Light bulbs had burned out.

  • Customer: Margaret from Reno NV
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I myself had difficulties replacing bulbs, as I have no feelings in my fingers, so I asked my son while holding the bulb in the bubble wrap, He had no problems what so ever.

2 bulbs in the lower part of the unit had burned out.

  • Customer: Don from Stephens City VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removal of the bulbs was easy; reinserting was not as easy due to the configuration/placement of the bulbs in the unit. It was interesting that a simple suggestion to keep the bulbs covered with some of the packing material made sense as to not directly handling the bulb itself and causing any contamination of the bulb(s).

Turn table not moving

  • Customer: D Jean from Dearborn MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug, Put Towel on cooktop. Took out screws on bottom and lowered. Removed two screws holding motor in place, Attach new motor to leads and screwed in place, Put up bottom and screwed in place. Easy, fast and works great.

Three rack holders were charred black

  • Customer: James from Evanston IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I read about this problem on google-E How? The instructions said to break gently off the hook and let the inside fall down. I did try to bring entire hook out, but the way the hook is designed. It did not come out out of hole. I then gently placed new hooks into hole. part number WBO6X10224, PS227935, PS227934. Then I popped a popcorn bag and Presto!.
All Instructions for the JVM1860SF001
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