GE JVM1653 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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  • This Space Saving Microwave is Awesome!

    Mar 4, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Off the counter space saving, with features to make your microwaving faster and easier.
    Cons: Teenagers with access to any type of metal need a lesson on use of microwave.

    Summary: I love this microwave so much that when my thirteen year old accidentally melted an aluminum cup full of water in it and ruined it, I ran right out and got another one just like it. WARNING! Do not put metal in microwave and turn it on! We ... read more

  • Run away from this one.

    Jan 20, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It is a space saver, the stainless looks nice and was easy to clean.
    Cons:  Appliances catching on fire is not normal, customer relations not forthcoming with solutions.

    Summary: I purchased a house with the brand new microwave, (Dec, 2007), and primarily used it for popcorn and reheating the occasional plate. This was used literally maybe 2 - 4 times a week for less than 3 minutes at a time. Last week, I heard a strange popping ... read more

  • GE JVM1653

    Jun 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: There are zero pro's for this microwave it is a $300 clock
    Cons: ge service, microwave itself...don't buy this microwave.

    Summary: My GE JVM1653 cooktop microwave is just over 2 years old now and it shuts off after the 3 seconds of starting and asks me to re-enter the date and time. You re-enter the date and time and start the microwave again and it does it again. So basically I ... read more

  • Good Oven, poor reliability

    Mar 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice button functions, good construction - fit and finish, cooks evenly, great features on keypad.
    Cons: Reliability is awful - less than 2 years. Same failure mode as last GE Oven.

    Summary: I replaced a GE microwave oven (identical to the JVM1653) exactly 2 years ago and now this one exhibits the same problem. Flickering interior lights (magnetron power supply problems) the popcorn button no longer works, yesterday we put in a cup of ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • GE JVM1653 Spacemaker Microwave.

    Aug 17, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Has lots of features!
    Cons: Magnetron goes out in it too soon!

    Summary: Have had it for about 6 yrs. and have already replaced the magnetron and now it needs replacing again. The gal at the appliance sales & repair shop said it would be cheaper to buy a new microwave that they are making microwaves to only last about 5 ... read more

  • GE Microwave Oven lasted less than 2 1/2 years

    Sep 7, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Worked well for about 2 years
    Cons: Cost too much to quit so soon

    Summary: I too have a GE Model JVM 1653 that has stopped working after less than two and a half years. It started making noises while operating about six months ago. Recently it began shutting off after a few seconds of operating on high power then coming back ... read more

  • GE microwave -- where's the quality?

    Apr 28, 2008 by
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    Pros: Works initially
    Cons: Product quality poor. Reputation has been comprised.

    Summary: Let me join the chorus of consumers who have found that you aren't going to get even 3 years out of your GE over the range microwave (JVM1653). You know the controls are going out when it starts to ask you to constantly input time and date, shuts off ... read more

  • Good if 2 year life is OK

    Feb 28, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Worked well when it worked.
    Cons: Reliability, GE customer service, and value unless you don't mind replacing every 2 years.

    Summary: This Microwave was supplied with our new house 2.5 years ago. I liked the way it worked and cooked until recently. The cooking controls that used to work well (reheat, popcorn, etc) weren't working as they once did. I would get sensor error a few ... read more

  • Just over 2 years now, we have a $300 clock

    Jun 12, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Worked great for 2 years
    Cons: worked great for 2 years

    Summary: I bought this microwave for the size/power, good looks and the convenience buttons. Microwave worked great for about 2 years. These days it poops out after approximately 2-5 seconds. The display flickers after pushing start and the microwave loses ... read more

  • Less than two years old and on the fritz

    Jan 18, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good performer until now. One-touch controls, esp. minutes, 30-sec., and popcorn.
    Cons: On the fritz with known issue that GE seems generally reluctant to fix.

    Summary: We put the GE JVM1653 microwave in just under two years ago and it's already starting to go haywire. I have been trying to use lately and am running into a problem that I am afraid, since I am technically out of their service period, that they are going ... read more

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