Question about GE JE2160 Microwave Oven
I have the ge profile microwave je2160...my grandson put a metal hot wheels car in the microwave and turned in on...car burned...we got the car out...cleaned the soot up with soap and water...but when we turn the microwave on it continued to arc....is there any chance in fixing it...i guess what i get for paying over 300 for a microwave
often this is due to carbon, grease, or food particles stuck somewhere in the
cavity of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.
The waveguide cover (also called a spatter shield) is usually about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.
It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!
The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.
If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean and dried thoroughly.
Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.
If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced. It provides important protection for the magnetron.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
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Posted on Nov 24, 2008
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