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Inside finish is peeling off

Our Samsing Microwave oven Model # MW640BA (or maybe MW643BA) is peeling on the inside top. The paint has bubbled up and in now peeling off. Is it ok to scrape off the loose paint and continue to use the microwave? Keep in mind the area that is peeling is on the inside of the oven.

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I have GE Profile Microwave oven that has bubbling and peeling paint. The metal is starting to show through. Is this dangerous to cook in it now?

    Also, if I do try the microwave paint procedure on the problem is that absolute assurance that the rays could not still somehow get through and affect the food? This should be considered a defect in the product and the company should make this good , I believe. Too many lawsuits from harmful environmental products!

    Thanks!

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No, 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.

Otherwise, you can have rust and arcing, which can be messy.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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