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Non-Stick surface peeling off inside microwave.

GE Model Number JES1231 The non-stick surface inside of microwave has completely peeled off under the glass rotating plate What type of materail can I use to resurface. Would a heat resistant enamel work?

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    People have suggested putting appliance paint inside, but no one seems to know if it's actually safe to eat food that has been cooked inside of it after the appliance paint has been applied. It's heat resistant, but what happens when the paint is heated up - it's resistant, not proof so I would think that it would potentially give off paint molecules which would not be safe for food consumption.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    Same thing with paint peeling off. I tried the appliance paint and resurfaced the bottom of the GE Microwave. It worked for about 8 months, then it began peeling away again. The rust got so bad we ended up trashing the unit and replaced it with another GE microwave-Model# JES1456. But I have lost faith in GE. First our 2-year-old GE Profile Refrigerator's motherboard died Septemeber 2008 and it took over a month to get that resolved, and now our 2-1/2 year-old GE Microwave JES1456 just blew-out the magnetron...a $250 repair! I am sending it to Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE, along with an angry letter, since GE has no provisions to recycle their products like other more environmentally responsible companies such as Dell.



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Normally you can strip and sand the old paint, get it squeaky clean, and use appliance paint. Yes indeed it is a heat-resistant enamel. You can get it from appliance parts stores, Wal-Mart, or home centers, etc. BUT if it's under warranty I would call GE Customer Relations with your model and serial numbers. They're at 1-800-386-1215 (8-6 ET) and I would also suggest you ask them for a referral to a GE-authorized servide center in your area. Good luck. I appreciate your thoughtful rating of this answer.

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