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Kenmore Microwave model 721 80660 3500 Had the microwave for 3 yrs with no problems until recently one of the plastic hooks left rear sparked and ignited. Do not know why only heating up something for 30sec in microwavable plate. Any Idea why? I think it has to be a manufacture defect but dont see any recalls. Thanks for the help

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SOURCE: Sparking / Popping Microwave

GE had a rash of "underperforming" magnetrons on these units. They replace the magnetron, stirrer and high-voltage diode at no charge for parts as long as a GE-authorized service center does the work. Sometimes the unit gets run too long in a failing state and the waveguide and chassis of the oven get damaged. To see if yours is covered, see this bulletin: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf Otherwise, you need to contact GE Customer Relations at 1-800-386-1215 as soon as possible and tell them your problem and they will put you in touhc with a local authorized servicer.

Posted on Apr 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Sparks when in use

Sonja, I'm not sure what hinges you're speaking about. If you are referring to the bumpers on the ends of the wire racks that are used for convection...move the racks away from the wall. Generally, you should not have anything metal in the unit when it is just microwaving....they are for convection use. You will not start a fire but you will shorten the life of the magnetron if you continue to allow the sparking condition.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Profile Microwave will not heat

Unfortunately, there is no way to tell which part the microwave needs without opening it up for examination. There are a few parts that, if defective, would prevent the oven from heating.

  • a high voltage transformer which passes energy to the magnetron
  • a magnetron which converts high-voltage electric energy to microwave radiation
  • a magnetron control circuit (usually with a microcontroller)
This is NOT a repair that you would want to attempt yourself. The labor for the repair would cost a minimum of $50 and shouldn't exceed $100. You'll also have to pay for the necessary part if it's still available from the manufacture or their parts distributor.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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were you able to replace the magnetron? Did it fix your problem? I have the same issue, and so I wanted to find out from someone who possibly tried it firsthand!

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a GE SpacemakerXL Microwave Oven

Check the door safety interlock switches.

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Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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