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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? 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!!!

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    same problem, I think we should report this to consumer protection and ask GE to make a statement declaring that the product is safe and will not cause cancer or to admit the defect. either way the statement can be used against GE

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I have a 2003 GE SpaceMaker II (installed June 2004) and the paint is peeling off the inside ceiling. GE says it's out of warranty but I would have expected a better response from them. They do not have a paint available for repair - I'm trusting the Whirlpool paint available via RepairClinic.com will work as I would prefer not to have to buy a new microwave.

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Here is a link to buy the paint.
If the microwave is not creating a spark inside when in use, It's OK to use.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

  • Jaime Hernandez Mar 09, 2008

    Thank you for your rating.

    Do you want me to come and fix it for you? or even better to buy you a new one.

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