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My microwave is rusting inside. mainly the area where the turning wheels meet the base. I have sand and painted with microwave paint but after a few weeks the paint area around the wheels is rusting again.

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    I have a problem with rust around the inside door & also under the turntable . This microwave is 2 yrs old. My old GE microwave did the same thing.No more GE ovens.

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Try the microwave touch-up paint again but this time clean the spots you sanded with rubbing alcohol. also make sure the rollers turn freely

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

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This may have already been dealt with, but others can benefit from an accurate, thoughtful reply to this problem.

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