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Arcing at door

There is arcing at the lower corner of the door

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The area will first have to be sanded smooth and cleaned and dried thoroughly.

If the cavity metal of the oven is cracked or split, you can use a small amount of steel-based epoxy such as JB-WELD to patch the crack or hole.

Once that dries thoroughly, you can sand it very smooth.

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

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