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My GE microwave is starting to arc, You can see the arcs on the plate (I believe it is the wave guide cover) on the right side interior. Burn marks are evident on teh plate. Is it the waveguide cover or...


Some units use a plastic or fiberglass cover over the wave guide where the microwaves are dumped into the oven cavity. If this cover gets coated with food/grease, or soaks up grease, it can arc, or catch fire. If unit is still operating properly otherwise, I would suggest replacing the cover. You need to inspect the wave guide, also, to make sure it is still intact, and there are no cracks in it that would allow microwave radiation to escape.

Apr 17, 2014 | Maytag MMC5000 Microwave Oven

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Grease dripping from bottom of microwave


sometimes when a microwave is mounted above a range some people dont always consider that you have to take into consideration that you have to go by the heat rating guidelines because it will melt the white lithium grease off the gearing and it can possibly melt some of the protective coating from the circuit boards so check if it is rated to be placed above a range and go from there

Jan 31, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

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Fire inside oven during operation on right side metal plate


Arcing is caused by the build up of grease that is converted to carbon. Clean the baked on carbon from the oven cavity. If regular cleaning doesn't remove the carbon, sand it away and touch up with a similiar color paint.

Jun 21, 2010 | Thermador MBBS Microwave Oven

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Microwave shorted out when metal grease filter contacted inside


It might be that the internal power fuse of the MW may have blown. You may have to just replace that fuse if possible. Other wise the electronics (most likely a circuit board) may have been blown.

Jun 29, 2009 | Frigidaire 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range...

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Deep Cleaning techniques for GE spacemaker Convection microwave


Try simple green. It is great at eating through grease. It may take a few times but it works. It is biodegardable. I used it at one of my old jobs for cleaning grease off of glass and use it in my home as well.

Apr 19, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Hole in plastic on inside of door


check the conductivity of the plastic with an ohmmeter by placing the probes an inch apart on the plastic surface. If the resistance is large or infinity, the plastic probably performs no role in stopping the microwave radiation. If so, any epoxy probably can be used to close the hole safely. Make sure you don't use too much and if possible place tape over the repair and orient the microwave so the epoxy presses against the tape while drying to prevent it from oozing into any door hinge/close mechanism. Otherwise, a piece of microwave door glass from a broken unit can ge glued over the hole and should stop the radiation. You can check for leakage with test units but be very carefuly anyway.

Nov 30, 2007 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Micro wave just quit working


We have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Oct 28, 2007 | Magic Chef MCD1311ST Microwave Oven

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Microwave burst into flames


That panel is called the waveguide cover. Its purpose is to protect the wavegudie and the magnetron from grease and food particles. When grease and/or food particles build up, they arc and spark. If it is not too damaged, it can be removed, cleaned, and reinstalled. You should also clean just inside the opening (waveguide) with a damp cloth, but be careful of the sharp edges. If it is too damaged, it will need to be replaced or the magnetron will eventually be damaged. If you can't get parts for this brand you can cut a new one out of waveguide material. I would take the old cover to an appliance parts store in your area. Once it is done, be sure to keep the cover clean. A sample photo of a waveguide cover is attached.

Aug 29, 2006 | Sunbeam SMW777 Microwave Oven

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