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Burned out after 2 years

My GE microwave zmc1095sf03 burned I mean flames where coming out of the bottom. It seemed to me that a small wire was the problem, but of course GE said they would replace it with a super cheap model at 1/2 the price. How disappointing!

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This may not help your spirit much, but it appears you are not alone:
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And, I would refrain from buying any other GE anythings since they are trying to dump their entire consumer products (appliances) division. I don't doubt some schlock Asian outfit like Funai will be willing to milk the name for a few years and build still more crappy products.
What a pity, still another formerly great American company.

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