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I have a Ge microwave model#je1860bh002 when i turn it on sparks acure after 5-10 secounds from inside a plastic cover on top of the microwave along with an electrical smell.

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Behind this cover is usually a small metal blade fan that causes downdraught to circulate the air and electrons. It sound like it has a short circuit and should not be used. FIRE can be the result of persisting in turning it on. It should be repaired Replacement part is about $55 plus fitting so around $130 should be average.


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