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GE Spacemaker appears to be sparking inside/top

Round disk on ceiling of microwave appears to be sparking. Can see flashing through plastic.

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1.Needs to remove that disk and clean the grease under it.
2. With sand paper clean dark burn spots.
3. Apply touch paint on open metal spots.
4.Put everything back.

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