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I have a GE JE1860SH04 cabinet mounted microwave oven. Intermittently, what appears to be sparks appear behind a platic cover in the right hand side panel. I think behind this panel is the magnatron, from what I can tell after looking at a few diagrams of the microwave online. The plastic cover looks like there is a light behind it from whatever is sparking. The problem has only happend twice in the last week, once for my wife and once for me,and seems to happen after about a minute of 2 of the microwave being started. I call GE service, described the problem, and the are more than happy to send out a tech, but said that nothing is covered. I'm holding off doing anything until I get a bit more info.

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  • Mary Dec 31, 2011

    We have had this microwave for a little over a year and ours has been doing the same thing for the past few weeks, but not consistently and not when my husband is around, he thinks I was imagining it. It has now stopped heating. If this is happening to several users, and GE won't replace or repair at their expense, maybe we should all get together and file a class action suit.

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There should be a way to access the area to look at it closer,probably will be able to see some kind of flash mark{black burnt look} were it has been sparking.this should give you an idea of what the problem is.guessing it"s a wire coating problem or short

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