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the fan and the surface lights are run through the control via the touch pad. if you tried to replace the bulbs without unplugging the unit 1st you probably shorted the board. this can be checked by lowering the touch control panel by first removing the vent above it to access the panel screw. at this point you can observe the control for burn marks

Hotpoint... | Answered on May 19, 2009

I would absolutely not recommend it if it's not the same part.

If the door is not aligned and tight, microwaves can leak, posing a risk of damage to the oven, skin burns, and fire.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

You can just replace the bad parts instead of the whole door.

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove to get the door apart.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.


Hotpoint... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008

There is a chip that controls TOTAL operation of the microwave, sounds like it malfunctioned. It actually sound like the entire board has malfunctioned. good luck

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019

Many microwaves have similar issues. Usually, (not always) only the light is on and the fan is running, not the section that produces the microwaves. This problem can be caused by the door switches that are out of alignment or a defective control board.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Most microwave diodes will work just fine from system to system. The most common ones I use are rated at 550ma. When you check your old diode what made you think it was bad? They are such a high rating you will not get a reading on it with a regular ohm meter. Mostly on HV rectifiers if it is not shorted ( Zero Ohms) it is probably good. If you have no high voltage then substitute it and see if you do get high voltage, then you know it was open. Follow the video and give it a try.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Aug 24, 2017

"F3" means you have a shorting membrane keypad.

I regularly repair these controllers and details are here.

If you have other questions, it's best to follow up with me directly.
(FixYa does not notify us directly when follow-ups are posted, so we have to log in to the site to see them.)

- William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

Hotpoint... | Answered on May 25, 2017

None to my knowledge, but common faults include keypad failure (may show error code "F3") and cooktop light failure, both of which can be affordably repaired. (See link below)

For more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me via my site below.

Please include FULL model number*, FCC ID number*, + detailed symptom information. ( * on the tag in cooking cavity or around door frame or control frame or on back)

William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 17, 2017

JX-81J is the microwave recirculating charcoal filter for several models of GE and Hotpoint microwaves. The installation instructions will be available from the manufacturer with the model number of the microwave itself.

One microwave that uses this filter is the RVM1535MMSA . See http://products.geappliances.com/ApplProducts/Dispatcher?REQUEST=HPSPECPAGE&Sku=RVM1535MMSA#tab1_ for all of the details on this microwave. The owner's manual, http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=39-40541-1.pdf , shows the installation of the filter on page 34. The guide for installing the microwave above the range is http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=39-40425.pdf .

If you have a different microwave, add a comment with that model number. I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 14, 2017

It may be a bad connection on the fuse holder, an intermittent fuse, a bad connection on one of the thermostats or elsewhere, or a bad connection on the control circuit board.

If you want to contact me privately with the model number, I can give you or a friend free DIY troubleshooting help and I also do microwave control circuit board repairs.

For more free DIY and other help and advice, feel free to contact me via my site.

Always include your FULL model number*, FCC ID number*, and detailed symptom information.
* from the tag in the cooking cavity or elsewhere on the oven (or send a clear photo of tag)

William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

Hotpoint... | Answered on Jan 25, 2017

Have you tired unplugging the oven for 5 minutes (must be cool if you did a cleaning) and see if it will reset the system and unlock it.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Nov 26, 2016

The control buttons are likely defective. Is the MW working?

Hotpoint... | Answered on Sep 13, 2016

Can the safety switch is faulty. Try to repair it with a technician before use.
If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Jul 03, 2016

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