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JVM1490SD003 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for JVM1490SD003 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the microwave repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the JVM1490SD003
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Motor would slip and make a grinding noise when anything heavier than a cup of coffee was placed on the table

  • Customer: James from Export, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the bottom of the microwave and remove/replace table motor.

The bottom latch of the latch/spring assembly had broken off

  • Customer: Charlotte from Leawood, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the inside of the door using a putty knife and loosening the edges. I removed the old latch by- (1) lifting up and sliding both the top and the bottom out of the door (2) pulling out the bottom part and (3) using a small plastic fork to push the spring off of the top part (paying close attention to how it was already sitting in the microwave). It required a little twisting (not much) and it came out.

I put the new spring on the new piece on the hook part. Then I put the new spring on the oven (where the old spring had been). I stretched the latch up and put the top slot back in and then with a little (very little) pressure I popped the bottom back in.

original wave guide went flakey & fell apart

  • Customer: Norman L. from West St. Paul, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
The actual repair required removing wave guide held in by one phillips screw was easy.

Thanks much for your rapid dependable delivery!!!

Norm Goetzke
West St. Paul, MN.

Installing New Microwave

  • Customer: Tom from Carrollton, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Required removing the old unit and disconnecting the exhaust ductwork and drilling new holes for attachment to the cabinet

Handle broke off

  • Customer: Jeremy from Indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 10 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
Had to remove the interior cover of the door to access the handle screws. Remove these screws and insert the new handle. This is a stovetop model so between the constant pushing and pulling on the handle together with the heat from the stove, the handle breaks. This is the second time I've had to replace it in 5 years...but again, it's an easy inexpensive fix.

Handle Broke off microwave

  • Customer: Dara from Tampa, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the vent on top. 2 screws had to be removed. Once plastic vent was removed I could lift door off. I then placed the door flat on counter top to get to backside of door. With 2 flat screwdrivers I pried apart the Door choke cover carefully as to not break the tabs. Its almost impossible not to break them. Thats why I ordered the replacement part. Good thing. I only broke 1. I could have reused it. However I chose to use the new one. Since handle in incorporated in the door, you have to take the door apart. I purchased the Door choke cover as well as a handle. After you remove the choke cover, remove the 6 or 7 small screws around the inner frame next. Now you can get to the door handle screws. Since the door handle broke off, you need to use needle nose pliers to hold the broken plastic on the outside of the door while unscrewing the inside screw that holds the handle. Once removed. replace the handle. Then carefully put it back the same way you took it apart. It took me about 15 to 20 minutes. Im a Female and thrilled I didn't have to call a repairman and get charged 200+

mICROWAVE WOULD NOT HEAT

  • Customer: Peter from Bessemer, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 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.

Microwave went totaly blank - No power

  • Customer: Mark from Bushwood, MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 6 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled the front cover, found slow blow fuses, then replaced with microwave fuses 250V-20Amp. Utilized a few fuses to pin point the problem, Microwave functions all worked except the express feature, made an assumption after using a tester that it was the high voltage capacitor and the diode that attaches. Replaced both, plugged in and tested. Worked! reinstalled the unit. Sucessfull for the past month.

Origional wave guide cover fell apart from harsh cleaners

  • Customer: Joseph from Staten Island, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Removed one Phillips screw, installed new wave guide cover, secured with phillips screw. Done

Old wave guide cover deteriorated from cleaning

  • Customer: Larry from Colbert, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Removed one phillips head screw, removed old cover, then replaced new cover and screw. Very easy and Parts Select made it happen. Will deal with them again. Thanks Parts Select.

door latch arm broken, microwave wont start

  • Customer: Kent from KANSAS CITY, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
This was easier than I had expected. Many of the instructions involved removing the door. I decided to skip this when I found a Youtube video showing that the latch replacement required little disassembly. Here are my steps #1 Open door completely and, if needed, have someone steady it. #2 Using a thin plastic putty knife, gently pry off the plastic fascia from the inside of the door. Try to break as few of the plastic retaining tabs as possible (my total was about 10). #3 Slide the old latch upward and outward towards the outside edge of the door with your putty knife. #4 Remove the old latch and spring. #5 Attach the new spring to the latch and hook it to the retainer on the door. #6 Lift the new latch into place, it will drop into the slots with no or little persuasion. #7 reinstall fascia. #8 "nuke" last night's pizza ;)

I broke the vent grille on my microwave trying to remove it for cleaning

  • Customer: Nancy from Franklin, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was easy, just two screws but I was very impressed with the price and swift delivery of the part from PartSelect.com. The vent grille was almost $40 less than it cost on the GE website and I had the part in 3 days. Thanks!

The Door Latch on the Avantium Microwave Oven

  • Customer: Sherman from Memphis, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the door, by taking off the grill at the top. Then, take the puddy knife and screw driver and pry the facing off of the door. Please remember to be very careful because this is a sensitive piece. This is the most difficult part. It is a piece of cake after this. This should take about 15 minutes from beginning to end.

Just needed to replace the Wave Guide cover

  • Customer: Henry from Roseland, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the screw, removed old cover, place new cover in place and re-inserted the scrw.

Door handle latch

  • Customer: Karen from Bend, OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
We opened the microwave door and essentially with a straight screwdriver worked to "pop" the plastic frame off of the door. We tried to be less aggressive in our efforts and this paid off since we didn't break anything! The area we needed to work on was now exposed to put the new latch in. It took 2 hands rather than 3 to get the new latch attached and then wah-lah, It was done! Microwave works perfectly now. Great alternative to buying a new microwave!
All Instructions for the JVM1490SD003
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