We bought this model GE Spacemaker microwave in 2011. ...
NW Native, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: We bought this model GE Spacemaker microwave in 2011. It intermittently stops heating items for a few days at a time every now and then. We have no idea why it conks out intermittently and neither did a repairman who inspected it. I wish we had never bought this unreliable microwave.
was told the replacement part cost $165 for smart board but may also need a new keypad $150
LIZA M. DUPONT, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Died after a year, "service may be needed, keyboard shorted" message , was told the replacement part cost $165 for smart board but may also need a new keypad $150....never again with GE products....buyers beware !!!!
Summary: I love GE. I'm an energy star freak. Then tonight, 1.5 years after I've moved into my brand new house with brand new appliances, this microwave caught on fire while popping popcorn using the popcorn button. The popcorn was fine... But the entire top of my microwave has melted into gross plastic blobs. Thank god I was paying attention.
Summary: As others have stated this microwave is complete junk. Mine went out right after the warranty was up as well. It will do everything but heat the food. The labor and part needed to repair it is as much as a new microwave. I will replace the microwave, but I'm done buying anything GE.
Summary: We bought this microwave JVM1540SM4SS along with the GE oven that matches it two years ago. Withing a few months the oven's control panel went out and had to be replaced. The shelf in the microwave had some sort of "metal" coating on it. The coating caught fire a year and a half in and had to be taken out. Just this week out of the blue the microwave stopped hearing and just blew air. We changed the fuse as that could have been the issue. It was not the fuse.
It broke after warranty, of course, but i fixed it myself
25 August 2014
Summary: I guess i'm the lucky one. My microwave lasted 3 years. I really love how it works and how it looks, but now it's having problems. I have diagnosed the problem myself and ordered parts. You can find repair videos on YouTube to help. My microwave would run by itself or wouldn't shut off. It's the door switch parts that are worn out. If your keypad doesn't work, then that is a $175 part.