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GE Microwave w/convection and grill Model JES1290 ML-01. Put popcorn into MW, set Popcorn Button. Approximately 1 minute, rumbling began and fire shot out from right side of interior. Immediately turned off, reset and tried again with same results. Bought February 23, 2007. What is likely problem? Will warranty cover?

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    Have the same problem with the same model JES1290SK. The unit started throwing sparks on defrost and just today started on fire using the popcorn function.

    Is there any recall on this product as it is thoroughly UNSAFE?

    J. Sans


  • sansbw Jan 13, 2009

    Have the same problem on the GE JES1290SK. Started throwing sparks
    often after 14 months of use during defrost use. Now started on fire
    during popcorn mode.


    Product is thoroughly unsafe and GE engineers should be prosecuted for distributing this junk.



    Is there any product recall or consumer fix for this? Please let me know.



    Sansbw

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    On the phone with father , who has the same problem with the GE JES1290SK-01 model. I was trying to see if there was a recall on this product also. I let him know I found other people with the same problem.



    He states it throws sparks out of the right side of the unit while in use so he quit using it.

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We have found the problem to be the magnetron, an expensive part.

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Mine shot out flames too. worked finr for 4 months and now no heat in micro mode. looking into disassemble.

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I would not use the oven like that! Take it in for service to at least know what happened. If it is under warranty this normaly should be at no cost. Some component probabably failed badly!

Jerry G.

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MCD1611W New, popping popcorn in glass MW corn popper. 3-4 minutes to pop. After popped I open the door and after a few seconds the MW shuts down completely, no lights, no response to pad pushing.


Popcorn is a low-moisture food which can cause a microwave to overheat, as can a failure of the cooling fan or blocked vents.

You should always turn a paper plate upside-down on the turntable (slightly off-center for better heating) and place the popcorn container on top of that.

The paper plate elevates the popcorn for better exposure to the energy and protects the turntable from excessive heat.

Placing food off-center instead of in the center increases exposure to the energy and prevents the same spot on the turntable from being overheated repeatedly, which leads to material fatigue and cracking.

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