Question about Microwave Ovens
Could find very little info on this site but did see that the defrost
element is now a dual element. I believe it comes in a kit and you have
to splice it in. They run two elements so it supposedly last longer. You
may want to give the parts side of this site a call.
The heater should be able to take 120 volts for a lot longer than what you described so I am at a loss as to what would cause it to blow so quickly. There was nothing touching the glass so perhaps a fault, direct from the factory.
The glass type heaters are **** and always will be so instead of replacing it with a decent ceramic type GE in their wisdom put in two of them. Oh well I guess that it is better than nothing.
You have to use both heaters and follow the instructions in the kit, That's your problem. By removing one of the heaters, you are changing the resistance value and burning out the heater, so you need to order the heater again, and install correctly
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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Apr 17, 2017 | GE Microwave Ovens
For Complete Defrosting
Turn the temperature control to the
OFF position and unplug the freezer.
Remove all food and place it in
corrugated boxes, insulated bags,
picnic coolers, etc. Use towels and
newspapers for insulation as needed.
With the door/lid open, use pans of
hot water to speed loosening of frost.
Remove large pieces before they melt.
Chest models have a defrost water drain
at the front.
NOTE: Water may drip from the back flange of
the lid cover during defrosting. This is normal.
Ice builds up in the lid insulation when the lid is
open for adding or removing food, and melts
during the defrosting operation.
Sponge excess water from the bottom
of the freezer as it collects to prevent
After defrosting, clean the inside of the
freezer (see Care and Cleaning).
Replace the drain plug inside the
cabinet and the cap on the defrost
drain. Fold over and dry the gasket
on the hinge side of the lid.
Plug in the freezer. Return the
temperature control to its previous
position and return food to the freezer.
Hopefully with this information you can find the drain. If not go to www.ge.com and click on service and support to download your manual. (Model number required)
or contact them here:
800 GE CARES
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