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JVM1870SF02 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for JVM1870SF02 parts

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All Instructions for the JVM1870SF02
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bad drive motor

  • Customer: Kenneth from Buckhead, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple procedure, unplugged the unit, removed five screws and unplugged the drive motor and removed two screws holding the motor. Replaced the two drive motor screws and reconnedted the drive motor then replaced the other five screws and reconnected the unit. Very simple and straight forward.

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

Light worked, timer and control pad worked, but no turntable, no heat, no noises of any sort, just didn't start up

  • Customer: Timothy from Middletown, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was a snap using the instructions given. The key is getting into the unit. I did have to use a multimeter to find the failed switch since there are two of that type.

Failed turntable motor

  • Customer: Brian from Garden City, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy access to the motor via a bottom panel. first time access requires you to snip the door free with wire cutters to remove access panel. remove access panel and remove the screw that mounts the motor to the chassis. unplug the motor and install new motor in reverse order. re install the cover plate you removed via inserting the tabs on door into the slots on the chassis and install the hold down screw that came with the cover and you are FINISHED!! VERY QUICK, AND PAINLESS REPAIR. UNIT IS UP AND RUNNING AGAIN.

Both Nite lights burned out, again.

  • Customer: Karen from Berea, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
So simple, unscrew the hatch underneath the microwave oven, pull out old bulbs, and insert new.

Glass plate in microwave stopped turning

  • Customer: David from Atlantic Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnected power cord to the microwave. Checked with inductive voltage detector to ensure power was OFF. Removed 5 screws from cover on bottom of microwave and let the cover hang down. Removed wire connectors from exiisting motor. Removed one (1) screw holding the motor in place. Reattached the wires; reinserted one screw. Screwed the bottom cover in place. Plugged the appliance back in to power, and checked for proper operation.

Surface lights burned out

  • Customer: Robert from Las Cruces, NM
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the cover. Removed burned out bulbs. Ordered replacements which arrived fairly quickly. Forgot to turn off power to unit (didn't matter in the end!). Using the bubble wrap the new bulbs came in, I inserted the bulbs one by one into their respective sockets. Not really tricky but the surface light is in the back of the microwave so I had to lean over the stove to get all the way back. Once in the bulbs worked fine. Closed the cover. All back to normal.

turn coupler broke

  • Customer: irving from DELRAY BEACH, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
lowered bottom plate of microwave then unscrewed little motor. put the new coupler in the hole from inside of microwave, then pressed the motor shaft on to the coupler .then just screwed it all together again.simple and no straining

Broken platter in micro wave

  • Customer: Andrew from ScotttsDale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy ordered on line placed it in microwave

Microwave plate not rotating

  • Customer: Brent from Charlotte, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
found plastic internal motor/gear drive parts stripped. Simple replacement got it going again! Piece of cake!

light bulbs burned out

  • Customer: Kim from Poway, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used screwdriver, removed cover, took out old bulbs and replaced with new ones. Couldn't get any easier.

glass broken

  • Customer: jerry from gulfport, MS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the glass

We've been using the microwave for months with a turntable that either barely turns or sometimes, not at all. This causes food to become overheated in some spots and cold in others. Finally, we had enough and searched the Web for a replacement drive.

  • Customer: David from Sanbornville, NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The motor is hidden beneath the bottom plate on the outside of the housing. Since our unit is built-in above the range, it was easy to access. A Phillips-head screwdriver is all it took to loosen. There were three screws across the back and front and one at each side. Unfortunately, as they came out they fell between the counter and range; requiring moving the appliance to find. Once that was done, I unplugged the drive wire and backed out the two screws holding the motor in. I plugged in the motor to test before reinserting and tightening the screws. Smartly, I had not put back the range so if I had dropped the screws again, it wouldn't be another hassle. All eight screws in and we had our fully-functioning microwave back! 15 minutes for installation and 15 for appliance moving.

All lights burnt out and no charcoal filter found inside

  • Customer: Elaine from St. George, UT
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Got online and researched "how to" under the tech specs for my model since I had no paperwork for this unit. The halogen bulbs are extremely difficult to fit into the socket. I tried to purchase 20W bulbs from hardware store... nothing fit, so I gave up and ordered the "GE" bulbs from Parts Select. They still gave me a grief, but finally snapped in... I was surprised I didn't break them in the process. Charcoal filter super easy... just place in the appropriate slot.

Microwave would not turn on

  • Customer: Prashant from Dardenne Prairie, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Microwave would not turn on. Lights and fan worked fine. Before the microwave stopped completely, it would turn the microware fan on even when door was open. I read the reviews and they were exactly the same issue that others were facing. Once I opened the front panel and got to the switches it was easy to figure out which switch was bad as it was the one that was soft (When clicking it). It was hard to take it out though (it seemed stuck). So, I used a plier to yank it out. I put in the new switch and everything worked just great! I would like to thank other comments that were left on the site to make my task much easier. Thank you (to the commenters on PartsSelect), you not only saved me money, but also ensured that I learn about the microwave more and give me the confidence that I could fix it.
All Instructions for the JVM1870SF02
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