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Peeling paint The paint is peeling on the inside wall of the microwave.  Is it safe to continue using this product.  Is there a paint that can be used?

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  • kmfddd Nov 16, 2007

    Hi there, I also have the same microwave and the paint is peeling inside as well. I don't think it is a good idea to fix it but now that I know it is not just mine I am going to take this further. Obviously there is a manufacturing problem here and I bet that we are not alone. Anyone else out there with the same problem??

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    I am having the same problem of peeling paint. I don't think this is something that the consumer should be fixing on their own. This is a manufacturer's problem and something should be down or there will be a class action lawsuit drawn up

  • scampisi Jan 05, 2008

    Same Problem. GE Microwave oven, model number JES1036PWHO2. Paint peeling off of the inside top and falling into the food. Bad product. Door switch broke after we had it about 6 months. The place I work has the same model and it's door switch is also busted.

  • doctordar Mar 09, 2008

    I am having the same problem with paint peeling on the inside top of microwave. I don't believe this should be a consumers job to fix the manufactures defects. The manufacture needs to step up to the plate and deal with their defective microwave!!!

  • bbeck333 Jun 04, 2008

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    > Comments: Dear Customer/warrantee service:
    > I bought a GE rowave oven model #JES1136 WL from Walmart on 10-19-07.

    > The paint on the inside and bottom became loose after a few months
    use, and wipes out in big hunks with just a damp cloth. My friends say
    this is an indication of lead paint - not too keen for a microwave!
    > I phoned Walmart, and they said I need to contact the manufacturer -
    that is you - General Electric.
    > I would not be eager for a replacement, for fear of the same thing
    happening again - so I am requesting a refund of the purchase price,
    which was $59.96.
    > Thank you for your kind attention.

  • jkunitsky Oct 19, 2008

    My GE microwave has interior paint that has begun to peel and at the same time it is beginning to arc.

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    My microwave is also peeling paint inside. None of the comments

    say if it is safe. I am VERY worried, my warranty has expired and I

    can't afford to get a new one....I will NEVER buy GE again....

  • abbycameron4
    abbycameron4 Aug 17, 2012

    I agree. I don't think the consumer should have to do this. I have a double unit (microwave and wall oven built in) which came with the house. It is less than 5 years old, and I was told by ge to replace the whole unit. They cost upwards of $2,000. That is not acceptable.

  • Kerry Walker May 29, 2013

    yes, I have the GE Profile microwave, Spacemaker II, and I don't know if it is safe or if putting paint on it can even be safe

  • MaryBB
    MaryBB Feb 26, 2014

    I am having the same problem, but my paint is peeling inside recessed part where the tray turns around. Now is is uneven and peeling at an exponential rate and making a grinding noise.



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You need to thoroughly clean it, then sand it smooth to removew all the loose paint.

Once it's squeaky clean and dry, you can apply high-temperature appliance paint, which is available in brush-on or spray-on form at big box stores like Wal-Mart, home improvement centers like Lowe's and appliance parts stores.

Posted on Nov 05, 2007


You can use any alliance white spray paint to cover up and respray.It does not have heavy metals in it. BUT in all honesty its a load of bull that customers have unit which peel there is a standard and it not been kept and those manufactoreres should be held accountable. boycott the product. power to the people

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Ge micro oven is too expensive. I pay 450 $ FOR GE MONOGRAM MICROWAVE, and paint is peeling off.
Where is the quality control?

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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.

Otherwise, you can have rust and arcing, which can be messy.

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The only real danger is if it continues, it can deteriorate the metal, allowing sparking and possible leakage.

It's a good idea to clean, sand, clean again and repaint the area.

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If the unit has been operating properly for some time with no issues, I would say it is fine to continue to use. The issue I would have would be with the possibility with the paint falling into the food.

It would be interesting for you to call the manufacturers' support line and ask why this is happening. Maybe they will offer you a replacement if it was a manufacturing process defect. Mention that the paint may have fallen into the food.

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