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My ge is sparking inside. There's a screw not covered and I covered it and still sparked.

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I think the magnetron is leaking with traces of open metal exposed out. It will be better to clean the cabin throughly and make sure that there aren't any exposed parts.
If the sparks are still coming in then remove tthe magnetron and check for signs of spark marks on it , if so it must be replaced.
Make sure that the wiring is intact and there is no foreign particles stuck within the magnetron.

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