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Is there a replacement rack for this microwave oven?

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Elaine
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November 6, 2012
Hello Elaine,

Thank you for your question on the GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave model # JVM1740SPSS.

Yes, a replacement rack can be ordered. The part number is # WB48X10070. Please contact the Home Depot Parts department at 1-877-650-2121.

Have a good day!

Donna with GE
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I have heard some comments that the 1740 is loud when in operation

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grannie
Texas
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October 30, 2012
. Anyone have any experience or comments with the microwave being loud? And, does the vent part of the microwave activate automaticallly when the microwave is on?
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SuperSamson
Fairfax, VA, USA
October 30, 2012
The GE spacemaker is really not significantly louder than any other brand.
Also you turn the vent on manually.
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October 30, 2012
Hello Grannie,

This is Donna with GE and I am happy to address ypour concerns with the GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave model # JVM1740SPSS.

The vent fan offers 300 CFM'S. You can view a short video on microwave vent sound level on the GE Appliance website.

In addition to the fan switch that manually controls the exaust fan all JVM spacemaker microwave ovens have a built-in theromastat which causes the exaust fan to turn on automatically if the temperature around the the control panel rises to approximately 150 degrees F. This feature not only helps protect the electronic components on the spacemaker, but it also rids the cooking area of
annoying heat. The thermostat resets and the fan shuts off when the surface
area cools to below approximately 150 degrees F.

I hope this helps. Thank you for considering GE!
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I need a replacement for a GEJW130 001 . Help?

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kay
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October 29, 2012
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October 30, 2012
Hello Kay,

This is Donna with GE and I am happy to help with your question on the replacement microwave.

I believe your current model is JVM130. Yes, the GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave model # JVM1740DPBB would make a great replacement.

There are many current model microwaves that will fit into a 30" wide installation space. The model numbers will begin with the letters CVM, PVM, PNM, JVM1, JVM2 , or JNM. None of the installation kits are totally interchangeable. You must use the new mounting system and hardware that comes with the specific microwave. There are vent duct, cord cut-out location and mounting screw location changes for these models.

Thank you for choosing GE!
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what is the wt? what is the difference between this JVM 1740DPBB and 1740DPCC?

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October 25, 2012
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October 28, 2012
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Over the Range Spacemaker microwaves.

The only difference between models JVM1740DPBB and JVM1740DPCC is the color. BB is black and CC is bisque.

Shipping Weight: 57.0 lbs.
Net Weight: 51.0 lbs.

Thank you for considering GE!

Donna with GE
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Is bb shiney or matte black? Is this model being discontinued?

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Jean
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October 28, 2012
Hello Jean,

Thank you for your interest in the GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave model # JVM1740DPBB.

This is a current model microwave and is still in production. The door is black matte and the handle has a shiney or glossy finish.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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I need to replace a GE microwave JVM130001. Will the GE JVM1540DMBB fit in the same space

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October 26, 2012
Hello,

Thank you for considering the GE Spacemaker 1.7 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave model # JVM1740SPSS.

Yes, it will fit into the same location. There are many current model microwaves that will fit into a 30" wide installation space. The model numbers will begin with the letters CVM, PVM, PNM, JVM1, JVM2 , or JNM. None of the installation kits are totally interchangeable. You must use the new mounting system and hardware that comes with the specific microwave. There are vent duct, cord cut-out location and mounting screw location changes for these models.

Should you have any further questions, we are always happy to help!

Donna with GE
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Is the Model #R1405T compatible with R-1481. Same cut out?

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Jan
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October 20, 2012
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October 22, 2012
Hi Jan,

He two microwaves you are referring to are different sizes.

The cut out dimensions for the R1405T are 14 15/16 deep, 9 7/8 high and 17 1/2 wide.
For the R1481 the cut out dimensions are 14 ½ deep, 8 3/16 high and 20 1/4 wide.

Thus the R1405T requires a larger cutout than the R1481.

Mike, The Home Depot Answer Man
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October 22, 2012
Hello Jan,

Thank you for your interest in the GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave model # JVM1740DPBB.

Unfortunately, I am not clear on your question on Model #R1405T being compatible with R-1481.
These are not GE numbers.

Please contact us back with more information and we will be glad to help!

Donna with GE
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Is there a reason a replacement keypad is almost as much as the microwave itself?

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ModernNW
Duvall, WA
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October 17, 2012
Since GE representatives appear to reply to these product Q&As...

I have a jvm1740sm1ss, which was installed brand new in our new construction house. The warranty on the Microwave expired before we even moved in (house was completely built, builder went under, bought house from bank, no one ever lived in it before us). We've used it for about a year and a half and the keypad is half dead now - no message on the screen though.

It's great that GE stands by their microwaves when they are under warranty, but it's too much of a common problem for any of their models. Search the internet for "GE microwave repair" and you'll see the keypad is the first thing to go. These things are useless without an extended warranty based on what I've read across the various internet sites. I think it would be different if the handle fell off or the door alignment was off, but it's just too common.

Samsung stood by their televisions when they had a capacitor problem in the LNT model LCD televisions, two years after the warranty expired on two models that I owned that had the issue and I didn't even have to push them to fix it. Why doesn't GE stand by their products when it's completely apparent that there is a major problem with your keypads?

Is GE willing to do the same, or should I go buy a Samsung microwave? I have the matching GE dishwasher, fridge, and range/oven. I would just hate to have a mix of different manufacturers as they would all look different. If I start replacing appliances in my kitchen, it's going to be all with a single manufacturer.

Replacement keypad: $161.89
Brand new model: $279.00
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October 19, 2012
Hello ModernNW,

This is Donna with GE and I share your concern when a product fails to operate properly and I am sorry to learn of the difficulty you have experienced with your microwave.

In order to assist you in the best way possible, please contact GE Consumer Relations throught the GE Appliance Contact us page for assistance.

Should you have any further questions, don't hesitate to let us know.
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I need to replace a GE spacemaker microwave model # JVM140g001

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Lesley
Lancaster, Pennsylviania
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October 14, 2012
which GE model is comparable to this. I have built in cabinetry am I'm trying to get the best fit
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October 15, 2012
Hi Lesley,

The GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range model # JVM1740SPSS is a beautiful microwave and would make a great replacement.

There are many current model microwaves that will fit into a 30" wide installation space. The model numbers will begin with the letters CVM, PVM, PNM, JVM1, JVM2 , or JNM. None of the installation kits are totally interchangeable. You must use the new mounting system and hardware that comes with the specific microwave. There are vent duct, cord cut-out location and mounting screw location changes for these models.

Donna with GE
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I have JVM 1860BF001, what is replacement model

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Jay
College Park , Md
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October 5, 2012
Hello Jay, Thanks for your interest in our GE space saving over the range microwaves. The JVM1860BF (1.8 cubic feet) can easily be replaced with either the JVM1750DPBB (1.7 cubic feet) or the slightly larger, JVM1950DRBB (1.9 cubic feet) model. Both of these models will fit in the same opening but the JVM1950DRBB will have more options such as the MYPlate.gov options, Power Saver Mode and Steam cook. These options are explained, in the use and care booklet for this model, listed under the "More Info" tab on the Home Depot website. I hope this helps and thanks for buying our GE products!
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If the microwave shows a message asking for maintenance, is there a way to troubleshoot without requiring a repairman?

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abraham
massachusetts
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September 7, 2012
Our GE spacemaker microwave is only two yrs old, but it has just stopped working and is showing a message asking for maintenance. We have unplugged it to try to reset; it is still showing the same message. Let us know what we should do to fix it.
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September 9, 2012
Hello Abraham,

This is Donna with GE and I am sorry to hear ytou are haivng a problem with your GE microwave.

Fault codes are programmed in many electronic microwave controls. These codes help GE Service technicians quickly diagnose issues with the microwave.

Yes, we do suggest to clear the code by trying to disconnect power to the microwave for 30 seconds. If fault code appears again, service will be required. Following are some code meaning.

F1 - Open Thermal Sensor, due to excessive heat in microwave cavity
F2 - Shorted thermal sensor
F3 - Shorted touch pad panel
F4 - Open humidity sensor
F5 - Shorted humidity sensor
F6 - Shorted temperature probe.

Although we do offer some basic problem-solving tips on most of our appliances, microwaves are not considered consumer-repairable. They contain an internal high-voltage capacitor, which prohibits us (for safety reasons) from having any do-it-yourself repair information on them. Please see the link below for scheduling service.

http://genet.geappliances.com/ServiceNet/Dispatcher?REQUEST=CONSUMERFIRSTREQUEST&JSPID=SCHEDULE

I hope this is helpful!
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What does an F 3 message meean?

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Judy
Lindsey, Ohio
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September 2, 2012
Hello Judy,

Thank for your inquiry on the GE Spacemaker over-the-range microwave.

Fault codes are programmed in many electronic microwave controls. These codes help GE Service technicians quickly diagnose issues with the microwave.

F3 - Shorted touch pad panel

In order to attempt clearing the code yourself, please follow the steps below:

* Press CLEAR/OFF or CANCEL.
* Program control again.
* If the fault code appears again, disconnect power to the microwave for 30 seconds.
* Program the cooking function again.

If fault code appears again, service will be required. Please see the link below for scheduling service.

http://genet.geappliances.com/ServiceNet/Dispatcher?REQUEST=CONSUMERFIRSTREQUEST&JSPID=SCHEDULE

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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What model will replace GE Spacemaker XL model no. JVM1330WW 004 and serial no TS950667S manufactured Oct. 1977?

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August 15, 2012
Hello Millie,

This is Donna with GE and I will be happy to help you with your question on the GE Spacemaker over-the-range replacement microwave.

Model # JVM1740DPWW would make a great replacement!

There are many current model microwaves that will fit into a 30" wide installation space. The model numbers will begin with the letters CVM, PVM, PNM, JVM1, JVM2 , or JNM. None of the installation kits are totally interchangeable. You must use the new mounting system and hardware that comes with the specific microwave. There are vent duct, cord cut-out location and mounting screw location changes for these models.

I hope this hekps!
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the turntable feature is not working. Can this be repaired or do I need a new microwave?

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optiwin
Bay Shore, NY
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August 14, 2012
model GE Spacemaker XL 1800
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August 14, 2012
Hello,

This is Donna with GE and I am sorry to hear you are having a problem with your microwave.

Microwave ovens are extremely difficult to diagnose. There are many components in a microwave that can cause similar symptoms. For safety reasons, GE offers no do-it-yourself repair advice on microwave ovens due to:

*Safety requirements due to high voltage (capacitor hold a high voltage charge even after it has been unplugged)
*Complexity of electronic circuitry.
*Special equipment needed to make diagnosis.

Depending on the age, you will need to decide if it is cost effective to invest in repair versus replacement. Please see the link below for scheduling service.

http://genet.geappliances.com/ServiceNet/Dispatcher?REQUEST=CONSUMERFIRSTREQUEST&JSPID=SCHEDULE

Should you have any additional questions, please let us know.
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Does this model have a removable cooking rack inside?

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chris
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August 13, 2012
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August 14, 2012
Hello Chris,

Thank you for your interest in the GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave model # JVM1740DPBB.

Yes, the microwave offers 1 wire oven rack/shelf with 1 postiion. The double-duty shelf should be removed when cooking single items where the shelf is not used. The shelf could reflect the microwave energy away from the food being cooked causing longer cooking time if it is not removed. This shelf is "reversible" because there is not a front or back. It can be placed into the microwave either way and will fit.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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part # for charcoal filter for internal venting of MMV1164WW

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Lancaster NY
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August 12, 2012
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August 13, 2012
Hello,

Thank you for inquiry on the GE Spacemaker microwave charcoal filter.

I would need an accurate model number in order to verify the correct optional recirculating filter kit needed. MMV1164WW is not a GE model.

There are 7 different charcoal filter kits and the dimensions are different.

Please contact us again with the model correct model number. You can also contact the Home Depot parts department at 1-877-650-2121.

Donna with GE
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What is the current replacement in-wall microwave and trim kit for a GE JE1640WB 001?

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August 8, 2012
Hello,

This is Donna with GE and I am happy to help with your question on the replacement microwave and trim kit.

The current model today is JEB1860DM and requires trim kit JX2027DM. The new trim kit would need to be used as screw hole locations have changed and cosmetics. The cutout needed is larger in width and the sides may need to be shimmed out or altered slightly.

Height: 16-3/4 ± 1/16
Width: 25-1/2 ± 1/8
Depth: 22" MIN. receptacle in cabinet 19-1/2" MIN. receptacle outside cabinet

Model JE1640WB required trim kit JX1527MAW and it had the following cut-out opening.

Height: 17-9/16"±1⁄16"
Width: 24-1 ⁄ 8"±1/8"
Depth: 19" Min. receptacle outside cutout and 21" Min. receptacle inside cutout

I hope this helps!
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Mounting Space

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Kirk
Glen Allen, VA
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August 3, 2012
What is the minimum space required between the cook-top (range) and the bottom of his microwave oven? I have 13 inches on existing installation. What are the cons of not meeting the minimum required space? Also, what if there is no exhaust vent where this is mounted? Does it harm the microwave? Thanks - Kirk.
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August 3, 2012
Hello Kirk,

Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave model # JVM1740SPSS.

Yes, the microwave can be installed as a non-vented or recirculating model. The blower must be turned when installing an then a charcoal filter is added. The charcoal filter is purchased separately. Model JVM1740SPSS requires the filter kit JX81J.

The microwave is UL approved to be mounted a minimum of 66" from the top of the microwave to the floor. This will provide the adequate space needed between the bottom of the microwave and the range top.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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How do I remove a GE JVM130001 microwave?

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W. Harris
Orlando,FL
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July 29, 2012
All of the manuals on line show parts offered but no one show how to remove.
I also looked on line and installation but had no success.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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July 29, 2012
Hello W. Harris,

This is Donna with GE and I am happy to assist you.

Because of the age of the microwave, the installation instructions are no longer available on the GE Appliance website.

I would suggest to look for the installs on model JVM1450. There are available and you can follow the steps in reverse.

Good Luck!

Donna with GE
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Kitchen remodel. I am going to purchase a GE spacemaker in the near future and cabinet maker wants to cut out cabinet for vent.

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Arthur
Indiana
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July 5, 2012
He knows duct size dimensions but needs to know distance out from wall the back side of vent will be.
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July 11, 2012
Hello Arthur,

Thank you for your question on the GE Spacemaker 1.7 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave in Stainless Steel Model # JVM1740SPSS.

Yes, the Spacemaker hood exhaust has been designed to mate with a standard
3 1/4" X 10" rectangular duct. If round duct is desired, a rectangular to round transition adapter must be used. The template is packed with the microwave which provides the vent location.

I would recommend to go to the GE Appliance website Contact Us page to request a template be sent to you prior to installation.

Should you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Donna with GE
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