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Microwave stopping GE Profile Spacemaker xl1800 only 3 years old. Occasionally would stop after a couple seconds. When restarted was okay. Now it is shorting out every time. Have unplugged and plugged back in. Thanks Patsy

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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    I have the same problem microwave shorting. I think the model is 2005, approx. 3 yrs old.

  • patsy1313 Dec 08, 2008

    After a couple of seconds it stops. Husband says he can see sparking behind the panel. It has also started working again. It seems to be an intermittent problem. Thanks

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That's a bad magnetron. In this case, it will be intermittent until it goes out completely.

You have a 5 to 9-year warranty on the magnetron. See your manual for that.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

GE Customer Service is here and they can help you arrange service.

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