GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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  • GE Spacesaver Microwave Makes Food Preparation Easy

    Nov 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: One- touch cooking; Extra features like lights and timer
    Cons: You have to reset the date and time every time power fails; High price

    Summary: Microwave ovens are an essential part of every kitchen, offering fast heating of most foods and liquids. I have owned several different microwaves in my day, and the one I own at present is located above my stove, where it is permanently installed. It is ... read more

  • This GE microwave works fine for me. Did I just get lucky?

    Feb 7, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 1-touch cooking option. Easy to clean. Cooking times. 2-speed fan. 2 light settings.
    Cons: Resets to blinking 12:00 often. Defrosting. Plate always rotates. 

    Summary: One of the few ''new'' items in the home I bought last year is a GE Spacemaker Microwave Model# JVM1650.  I'm not sure exactly when the previous owner installed it but it was around 2002, so it has been in use for about 8 years. Imagine my ... read more

  • worst microwave I've ever had even after it was "fixed"

    Dec 23, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Heated very well when it worked
    Cons: Broke down twice in 7 years. Had to reset the clock everytime electricity went out.

    Summary: We purchased the GE JVM1650BB over the range microwave because we remembered GE as being a company with quality products.Well let me tell you they DO NOT have quality products any more. We purchased this microwave from a local appliance ... read more

  • Don't Buy

    Dec 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Look and function, when working.
    Cons: Power failure and resetting clock every day after less than two years.

    Summary: I bought the product In January 2006 to match a GE range, during a kitchen remodel. I thought that the price was good and thought it might sell out, so bought it a month before it was installed, which ate up a month of its 1-year warranty. It worked ... read more

  • Nice features on an unreliable microwave that I'd never recommend to anyone that I liked.

    Dec 28, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Like the preset options.
    Cons: Resetting the clock gets REAL old. Lasted 16 months. I heard of disposable cameras......

    Summary: Same problem as I keep reading from others. Runs for 1-3 seconds and power shuts off. Reset power and try again (setting time/date), and again, and again. Called GE and the lady answers the phone as "Mrs. Watson." When did front desk staffing at ... read more

  • CAVEAT EMPTOR - RUN FORREST! RUN!

    Oct 4, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: High power. Lots of nice convenience features such as night light.
    Cons: Questionable quality. Poor Support. Less than 2yrs old and has been serviced FIVE (5) times.

    Summary: Purchased this excuse for an appliance from Home Depot (price match to Lowes)in March, 2005. Model JVM1650WH01 Please note that I have nothing against either store -- this complaint is about GE's Microwave Oven quality. Within 9 mos the unit began ... read more

  • Don't Waste Your $$$

    Aug 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: There is nothing good to say about this microwave.
    Cons: Power cuts out in the middle of warming. GE refuses to recall despite problems.

    Summary: We ignored the advice of a friend when we remodeled our home in June, 2005 and bought this GE Microwave anyhow. Our friend had built a new home in 1999 and had problems with her GE Spacemaker microwave from the very beginning. GE replaced the first ... read more

  • GE JVM1650 MICROWAVE OVEN

    Apr 22, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: DOES NOT WORK!

    Summary: I purchased this microwave in April of 2005 to replace a GE Microwave that stopped working after 5 years. In March of 2006 we started having problems with this microwave (less than 1 year old). After 5 seconds of run time it would lose power and stop. ... read more

  • Do NOT buy this microwave!

    Apr 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Turntable; one-touch activation.
    Cons: Two magnetron failures in less than five years should say it all.

    Summary: We bought this microwave new in September 2000. In October 2001, the magnetron failed. Fortunately, it was covered under warranty, and GE came out and repaired it for free. Fast forward to March 2005. I went to use the microwave, and instead of the ... read more

  • Looks like it would be fantastic...if it worked

    Jun 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sensor cooking feature works. Cooks very fast and evenly.
    Cons: Broken with a total of 60 seconds of run-time on the microwave.

    Summary: I bought this microwave a couple years ago, and at the time didn't have a dedicated power circuit above the stove (where it was to go). OK, so it took me awhile to get that wired. I finally installed it and it worked FANTASTICALLY...for the first two ... read more

  • Read The Warranty

    Apr 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: $75.00 buys a brand new installed microwave.
    Cons: The hassle of waiting for repairman and $75.00 charge.

    Summary: Purchased unit in Oct. 2000. Overall would rate the unit as good (used primarily to reheat and defrost only). In March 2004 (after a period of some strange noises) unit stopped heating. Suspected the mag tube was defective. A search on the internet ... read more

  • I'm a Guy and I Heat Things Up

    Jul 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Brilliant one-touch cooking; has lots of other buttons
    Cons: Clock must be reset after power failures; short four-year life span

    Summary: If I had my druthers, I'd eat out every meal. Since I'm married and my wife has other plans, we often use quaint kitchen appliances to prepare meals. I never really got into the cooking thing. As far as I'm concerned, the purpose of the quaint kitchen ... read more

  • Short lifetime

    Nov 30, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Worked great (before it died after 3 years)
    Cons: Died after three years

    Summary: This *was* a great microwave. Had I written this review a couple of weeks ago I would have raved about it. I bought it in January 2000. A couple of weeks ago, though, I heard a pop and the oven would no longer heat food. The repairman came out and ... read more

  • SpacemakerXL - You better get the warranty

    Nov 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: When it worked, it worked
    Cons: The control panel broke after only 2 years of sporadic use

    Summary: 1/03 update: I lazily did nothing about the microwave, periodically turning it on only to find it worked sometimes. Then I'd unplug it and try plugging it in when I needed it. I've now had it plugged in for about 2 weeks and it works like new. Very ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • GE 1750 model Microwave

    Mar 11, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Looks good
    Cons: Don't last long

    Summary: Our GE microwave lasted 14 months with only two people in the household. GE service sounded sorry about it, even checked with a supervisor, and agreed to provide the Megatron free. The service call to verify that's what the problem was cost ... read more

  • Same problem with GE space saver over the range microwave

    Jul 24, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looks good. Space saver. Worked well for the short time it did work.
    Cons: Only worked approximately 2 years. Costly repairs. On going problem with this product.

    Summary: This microwave worked fine for 2 years. Now, in the 3rd year, it shuts off after 3-5 second, must reset clock and low and behold, it shuts off again after 3-5 seconds. GE customer service? You guessed it, they have never heard of this problem! ... read more

  • Buying another brand to replace this microwave

    Jun 23, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The touch pad has held up well, the functions are nicely displayed.
    Cons: Short life span. Settings are a pain to understand. Bulbs burn out, pain to replace.

    Summary: I've had this microwave for 4 years, now it won't heat for more than 5 seconds and dies. The functions are decent, when they work. The underneath the microwave light bulbs burn out easily and are very difficult to get out to replace. The time setting is ... read more

  • bad investment

    Mar 26, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: heats food fast, door is really sturdy. buttons are easy to use
    Cons: Very oud exhaust fan, stopped working and needs to be replaced in only 2 years

    Summary: Purchased in 2007 and had little issue until 2009 when it stopped working. Read several reviews on line to determine if it was repairable and found that my issue was very common and that there were even fire hazards with this ... read more

  • Love it but doesn't last more than 4 years...

    Mar 23, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looks great and has a lot of features.
    Cons: Stops working after 4 yrs.

    Summary: We have bought 2 and both of them stopped working after 4 years.  Must be a problem with this model.  Not sure I'd buy another GE.  The features are great and has anything you would need especially the turntable on/off feature.  Want ... read more

  • Horrible reliability

    Mar 9, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Reasonably attractive
    Cons: Unreliable.
    STUPID design: day, date, time must ALL be reset after power loss!

    Summary: I chose this product because I believed all that claptrap about GE Six Sigma reliability. Boy, was I ever suckered!The first one died just after the standard warranty. Of course, at that point, I had built my kitchen around that space. So I ... read more

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