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I have a 2001 GE Profile Model JE1860SB001. If turned on sparks come out a vent on the right side wall and a silver carboard cover caught on fire (self-extinguished quickly). What could be the problem? Worth repairing?

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The Magnetron has failed, causing the waveguide to become damaged. If the waveguide is damaged/burned the microwave can not be repaired and should be replaced.

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cover is made of mica and is not flammable. you can obtain sheet of mica from a good spares stockist, cut out a new cover and fit

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: G.E. Profile Microwave Model JVM2070SH01 turn table does not turn.

The turntable system consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.

You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours is not set to be off via the control panel, and it won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile spacemaker stopped heating

You may have a fuse that burned out. not everything runs on the same circuit . If its not the fuse than its probably the mega-tron, and that's big money. Check the fuse first. good luck DFD

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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That bugs me to no end. Call GE back, and ask for that person's manager. If they give you no joy, ask for the next person in the chain of command, until you get it replaced. Microwaves don't just explode. They should make it right. Most larger companies like GE have a consumer advocate. Ask for one of these. They can "cut out the middlemen" and get action on this issue.
Go get 'em! --W/D--

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