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I have a ge microwave jes1289sk01 and it is sparking

Can i just replace the cover wave guide or do I need to replace the magnetron also?

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  • videoflix01 Mar 07, 2009

    I also have this issue. I called GE for service and it is $90 just to come out. Don't know if it is worth trying to fix or something we can do ourselves, but $200+ to buy a new one when this is only 1 1/2yrs old(should last longer then that. when using it the lights flickers then a shorting sound comes from right side panels such as an elkectric shorting sounds and sparks thru that vent on top right side. Is there any way of fixing this ourselves or should be just take the loss and move on?

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    If there's nothing wrong with the magnetron, yes.

    What problem are you having with the oven?

  • Adam Jerome_lagudi
    Adam Jerome_lagudi May 11, 2010

    is the wave guide damaged or is the unit not heating?

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SOURCE: GE microwave replacement magnetron

At first I was concerned but then I realized what it was.

Congrats on their sending you the mag!

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Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Sparks from the interior of the microwave

Quiteoften this is due to grease or food particles stuck somewhere in thecavity of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

It can be fragile, andthe metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metalbehind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal ofthe oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth andclean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply somehigh-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart,Lowe's or Builder's Square.

If your waveguide coveris burned, it will need to be replaced. It provides importantprotection for the magnetron.

You can findhelpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your fullmodel number here.

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Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Microwave is arcing inside

Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck to the inside of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

The waveguide cover is usually about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

In some models it is the plastic ceiling.

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.

If you need more specific help, please reply back with your brand and full model number.

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Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave Magnetron tube has arced

REPLCE THE MAG TUBE AND ***

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Paint damaged in side microwave oven

1) How is the cavity damaged? Is it just peeling paint, or is it rust? If it's rust then the microwave could be dangerous.

2) The antenna cap usually has a small hole in the centre, but if there are any other holes in it the magnetron itself could be damaged, and holes caused by the magnetrin arcing.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Profie JE1860SH 04 microwave sparks

Our JE1860SH was also sparking after a few seconds. The GE tech pulled the upper round disk and found the problem. The plastic was burned and the round metal which is behind the plastic dome was arching with the frame. Lasted seven years expected more especially from a GE product. So my suggestion is to remove the dome and check it out.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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