Question about GE Microwave Ovens
Do you cook a lot of popcorn?
Do you place your food items in the center of the turntable as opposed to placing them off-center?
Both can cause repeated heating of the same spot on the turntable, which can stress it and allow it to crack.
You can buy replacement parts here.
I suggest that when you cook popcorn, place a paper plate or two upside-down under the bag and always place your food items off-center on the turntable tray.
Once you have the new parts, I would suggest at least a quick heat test. That is to heat one cup of water on high and it should boil in about 2 to 2-1/2 minutes.
If you would like to perform a more standard heat test, please see my Ask Mr. Microwave page.
If your magnetron is indeed running too hot, then it is probably dying. Sometimes - like a star - they can burn hotter right before they die.
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